World Juniors 2015

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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Meds » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:59 pm

herb wrote:Aside from the game against the USA, this has been an incredibly boring tournament for Canada. I couldn't even be bothered to tune into the game against Slovakia, but I see Canada had no problem torching them as well.

Hopefully the gold medal game is a bit more exciting, but of course we have to beat the communist bastards. Fuck you Putin.
This team is probably the best team we've iced since 2004-05.

They play as a unit, attack with speed, get solid goaltending, and are defensively responsible. The only hotshot out there is Domi, but even he plays the team game, he just likes to dangle and spin more than he'll be able to do in the NHL.

Russia is weaker, I think. But the USA was supposed to be THE team this year.....

Sweden sounds about par for the course from that tournament too.

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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by RoyalDude » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:59 pm

Why does Virtanen put such distance between him and his linemates while his linemates try to cyçle, maintain puck control down low along the boards? I don't get it, he's practically up at the point with his D. He does it all the time, it's not working, Jake.
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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Island Nucklehead » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:13 pm

RoyalDude wrote:Why does Virtanen put such distance between him and his linemates while his linemates try to cyçle, maintain puck control down low along the boards? I don't get it, he's practically up at the point with his D. He does it all the time, it's not working, Jake.
His physicality sure is though. Simply dominant.

And he's also trying to be somewhat responsible by staying high. When the cycle is moving it's fine, several times his linemates were just tossing it back and forth in the corner with little movement. If you want to cycle the puck, that's fine, but when it's two guys staying low, grinding along the boards with their backs to the play, someone needs to stay high.

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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Tiger » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:31 pm

Virtanen just flattened the russian.. penalty but I liked it :)
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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Tiger » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:34 pm

Tiger wrote:Virtanen just flattened the russian.. penalty but I liked it :)
OK not so good.. Russians score on the PP.. but with Virtanen Doc has got his Asshole for the nucks
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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by BurningBeard » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:39 pm

Tiger wrote:
Tiger wrote:Virtanen just flattened the russian.. penalty but I liked it :)
OK not so good.. Russians score on the PP.. but with Virtanen Doc has got his Asshole for the nucks
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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Zamboni Driver » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:39 pm

Tiger wrote:
Tiger wrote:Virtanen just flattened the russian.. penalty but I liked it :)
OK not so good.. Russians score on the PP.. but with Virtanen Doc has got his Asshole for the nucks
And another PP goal fro the Russians. :o

A 5-1 lead has melted away, it's now 5-4

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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Island Nucklehead » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:40 pm

Zamboni Driver wrote:
Tiger wrote:
Tiger wrote:Virtanen just flattened the russian.. penalty but I liked it :)
OK not so good.. Russians score on the PP.. but with Virtanen Doc has got his Asshole for the nucks
And another PP goal fro the Russians. :o

A 5-1 lead has melted away, it's now 5-4
That penalty on Virtanen was horseshit. Hands were tucked, Russian didn't even go into the boards but landed alongside them. Terrible call.

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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Cornuck » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:46 pm

Well that's going to make for an interesting start to the 3rd....
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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Uncle dans leg » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:46 pm

BurningBeard wrote: Pucker your assholes folks, we're in for a ride.
If it was any more puckered...you'd see it down my throat when I shout obscenities at the refs
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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Tiger » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:48 pm

Island Nucklehead wrote:
Zamboni Driver wrote:
Tiger wrote:
Tiger wrote:Virtanen just flattened the russian.. penalty but I liked it :)
OK not so good.. Russians score on the PP.. but with Virtanen Doc has got his Asshole for the nucks
And another PP goal fro the Russians. :o

A 5-1 lead has melted away, it's now 5-4
That penalty on Virtanen was horseshit. Hands were tucked, Russian didn't even go into the boards but landed alongside them. Terrible call.
Yep a couple of real questionable penalties and the russians are going into the 3rd 5-4 with another PP .. Am puckered and screaming at the computer..
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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Island Nucklehead » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:04 pm

Tiger wrote: Yep a couple of real questionable penalties and the russians are going into the 3rd 5-4 with another PP .. Am puckered and screaming at the computer..
The two charging calls really stick out. I can understand the hook and the trip, they were quite obvious. But the entire first period was the Russians running around, leaping into hits, causing all kinds of shit. Now all of a sudden its the ticky tack penalty parade to Canada.

Canada's really not helping themselves. Their defence, almost to a man, has been horrific. Nurse, in particular, has made awful pinches and rushes. In a 5-1 game, why the fuck do you feel the need to pinch when your partner is already in deep. No reason Reinhart should be the last man back, ever.

Don't think we'll see much of Virtanen the rest of the way. I think it was a bad call, but he had a pretty terrible back check that lead to the goal 37 seconds after they scored while he was in the box.

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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Tiger » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:34 pm

OK.. I exhaled.. and Herb wasn't bored :)

Canada Canada Canada.
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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by Island Nucklehead » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:40 pm

Tiger wrote:OK.. I exhaled.. and Herb wasn't bored :)

Canada Canada Canada.
For a few moments there I had scary thoughts that us icing it towards an empty net would be Russia's "Eberle" moment.

Thank fuck we pulled it out.

Once the "D" stuck to playing defence they managed the Russian attack quite well. It was the "I'm the next Paul Coffee" rushing up the ice, when really they should be making the safe play that nearly sunk us. No excuse to give up multiple odd man rushes in a 5-1 game. They came out in the third period and really turned around. Complete 180 from the fire-drill that nearly resulted in an epic choke job.

The streak is broken, and I must say that I love Russian tears more than any other.

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Re: World Juniors 2015

Post by dangler » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:40 pm

Island Nucklehead wrote:
Canada's really not helping themselves. Their defence, almost to a man, has been horrific. Nurse, in particular, has made awful pinches and rushes.


Ferraro's sure gushing over him LOL!!
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