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05-08-2013, 12:26 PM
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Does Canada having their own Referee's in every Tournament controlling it count as a Prototypical skills or Traits by hockey Nations? Seriously

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05-08-2013, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by eva unit zero View Post

Damnnnn... Fedorov Destroying Team Canada all by himself and smashing Sakic's face - Embarrassing! Awesome Video!

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05-08-2013, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Raimo Sillanpää View Post
Goalkeeping isn't a prototypical national trait for us Finns. It's an acquired trait, it wasn't a long time ago that our best goalkeepers were Myllys, Tammi, Ketterer. None of whom got close in the NHL.

No, a national trait is sometimes you've always had. And there the hard working, fast, dependable 3rd liner is the prototypical Finnish player.
That's a national trait.
For a long time I actually thought goaltending was one of the real weaknesses of Finland.

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05-08-2013, 01:04 PM
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A national trait for Tre kronor/Sweden would be to play the game to the end without getting chippy or losing focus. Finland has experienced that at least twice (now Finns will in self loathing style claim that it is a negative trait of Finns which gave Sweden those wins :-) )

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05-08-2013, 01:23 PM
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Canadians are big, fast, and gritty. It's like playing against a really good checking line, but they're also really ****ing good at scoring too.

USA never gives up. Most heart in the world! Less skilled than their northern neighbors, but they're starting to pick it up. Who's scared to play Pavelski, Suter, Quick? Everyone

Sweden seems to be really fast with quick counterattacks.

Russians are really talented, but they don't work that well as a team. Also bad defense compared to the rest. Really deadly snipers

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05-08-2013, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by QnebO View Post

Hard working, disciplined, heart out hockey with lots of skill, but lack of absolutely world class skill so far.

Pretty much this. Add “Ridiculously clutch goaltending when playing for the national team“ and the list is complete.

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05-09-2013, 04:44 PM
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I sometimes wonder how stupid some people might look e.g. about Czechoslovakia being part of USSR or Sobotka being Russian ...
Apparently Slavic first names are also "Russian"

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