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Quarterfinal Pre-Game Talk | FIN-NOR | RUS-CAN

View Poll Results: Who wins the Gold?
Canada 30 27.03%
Czech Republic 23 20.72%
Finland 22 19.82%
Germany 3 2.70%
Norway 10 9.01%
Russia 9 8.11%
Sweden 11 9.91%
United States 3 2.70%
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05-09-2011, 04:31 PM
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Quarterfinal Pre-Game Talk | FIN-NOR | RUS-CAN

Playoff Round

DateCETETMatchup/GDTFinal
5/1116:1510:15 AMCzech Republic vs. United States-
5/1120:152:15 PMSweden vs. Germany-
5/1216:1510:15 AMFinland vs. Norway-
5/1220:152:15 PMCanada vs. Russia-


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CzechRep and Canada in blowouts. Sweden and Norway in two close ones.

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Norway can definitely beat Finland.
My prediction: Canada vs Norway (Round 2) in the semifinals

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USA-SWE & CAN-FIN at the semifinals.

As a FIN i hope RUS can beat CAN.

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Gee, why did we get the Americans?

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Wednesday:
16.15 Czech Republic - USA
20.15 Germany - Sweden

Thurday:
16.15 Norway - Finland
20.15 Canada - Russia

I'm glad we get to play Wednesday!

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CZE, SWE, NOR and CAN in the semi. Norway will upset Finland. Very difficult to predict RUS - CAN it's gonna be a great match-up, it's 50-50. I think Russia is gonna step up, but Canada win a close one, maybe OT is needed.

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If Havlat's shoulder really is messed up like it looked the US might get an easier game that first expected

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I said it before jokingly, but i'll stick with it

USA gold

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CZE, SWE, NOR and CAN in the semi. Norway will upset Finland. Very difficult to predict RUS - CAN it's gonna be a great match-up, it's 50-50. I think Russia is gonna step up, but Canada win a close one, maybe OT is needed.
Tbh Norway's chance is next to none even if I would like to believe otherwise.

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Tbh Norway's chance is next to none even if I would like to believe othervice.
Thats what the Swedes said too
I guess that one Swedish reporter still is wearing his Norwegian Lusekofte? hehe

Honestly though, it would be a giant upset. I really doubt it will happen, but we got to have a little hope atlest. Nevertheless, I believe most Norwegians will agree this tournament has allready been more than we could hope for considering the circumstances. BUT, Finland shouldnt take easily on the task ahead

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Tbh Norway's chance is next to none even if I would like to believe otherwise.
Norway is clearly the weakest team in QF's but i think all teams has decent chances to reach SF's.

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i think czechs will beat USA, germany vs sweden will be close game but sweden to win, canada to beat russia, and finland vs norway - think finland will win but very close game but doesn't mean i am underestimating norway there is always a chance they win but i hope finland do

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Tbh Norway's chance is next to none even if I would like to believe otherwise.
We beat Sweden which is a better team than Finland. Tight games against both the US and Canada, beating the Swiss. You'll see..

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It was good for Russia to get Canada. Because we'll always have an extra motivation to play them. Should we play against other teams, included Norway, we'd have lost easily. Instead with Canada we'll have motivations and we have chances to move on.

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Norway is clearly the weakest team in QF's but i think all teams has decent chances to reach SF's.
I think Norway is just as good as Germany. We've beaten them several times over the last years if I remember correctly. And we're also missing our starting goaltender and our two best forwards.

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We beat Sweden which is a better team than Finland. Tight games against both the US and Canada, beating the Swiss. You'll see..
I'll bet you a Belgian beer, that we'll win at least
with a margin of 3 goals, the shots smthng like
50-20 and the puck is mostly in the NOR end

If not all the requirements are met, you win the bet.

If you win, I'll send you a Belgian beer by post.
If I win, you'll send me... well, I don't want Norwegian
beer, that's for sure. What will you send me?


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It was good for Russia to get Canada. Because we'll always have an extra motivation to play them. Should we play against other teams, included Norway, we'd have lost easily. Instead with Canada we'll have motivations and we have chances to move on.
I would agree if Russia's biggest problem was motivation, but it looks to me like there are deeper 'team game' problems that I don't think they can solve in a couple of days at this point. We'll see...

If Russia looses this one- I think we all know Bykov and co. are gone. Can this be his last game with NT?

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We beat Sweden which is a better team than Finland. Tight games against both the US and Canada, beating the Swiss. You'll see..
The real tournament starts now. Norway has no chance

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I'll bet you a Belgian beer, that we'll win at least
with a margin of 3 goals, the shots like 50-20 and
the puck is mostly in the NOR end

If not all the requirements are met, you win the bet.

If I win, I'll send you a Belgian beer by post.
If I win, you'll send me... well, I don't want Norwegian
beer, that's for sure. What will you send me?
Lol, i cannot blame you for that really.

I dont think Finland will win by 3 goals or more, no way.
Also, I agree the shots will be unever, but if our goalie plays like he has and our D plays like they have, we still have a chance. A small one, but still a chance

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We go in the norway game as clear underdogs and its good position for us, as you can easily see on these good projections!

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I think Norway is just as good as Germany. We've beaten them several times over the last years if I remember correctly. And we're also missing our starting goaltender and our two best forwards.
Well germany won russia and slovaks and had tight game against FIN. They were 4th last year at WC's i rank them well over Norway.

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I'll bet you a Belgian beer, that we'll win at least
with a margin of 3 goals, the shots smthng like
50-20 and the puck is mostly in the NOR end

If not all the requirements are met, you win the bet.

If I win, I'll send you a Belgian beer by post.
If I win, you'll send me... well, I don't want Norwegian
beer, that's for sure. What will you send me?
I don't doubt that Finland will win, but to say that we have no chance is ridiculous. We've beaten a better team earlier in the tournament, and our team is full of confidence. Best SG%, so 20 shots will be all we need and the tournaments second best PP. We got a decent chance, but Finland is the clear favorite, no doubt. But it shouldn't be a shocker if we upset the Finns in the QF, we've already proven that we're a good team.

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Swedes didint take goalie away at Canada game, maybe it will occur a karma-law activation

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We go in the norway game as clear underdogs and its good position for us, as you can easily see on these good projections!
Only if you are bringing grandpa in his rockingchair over there! haha

You are the favorites, and hopefully the Finish players knows that and think about it alot. For all i care they can start planning the semi final already

I must say that i think our chances of beating Finland are bigger than Germany's chances of breating Sweden though

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