World Cup 2016

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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by Per » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:16 pm

Not a good start for Sweden... :shock:
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by Per » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:02 pm

The kids were ahead 2-0 after a minute and a half, despite Lundquist making a save on a penalty shot... :crazy:

They're ahead 3-2 after the first period, so Sweden is back in the game after looking like traffic cones for the first few minutes.

The young guns are incredibly fast, create turnovers and have good offense, but Gibson looks rather shaky and is not getting much help from his defence, who take stupid penalties when under pressure.

I think there will be lots of goals both ways in this game.
Hopefully Sweden comes out on top. :|
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by Hockey Widow » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:05 pm

Soon the USA will have Boeser too!!
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by Per » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:22 pm

Patrik Berglund!

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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:31 pm

Jesus Christ Mondi. Subban is a right handed shot. On the right side are Vlasic, Weber and Doughty. Why the fuck are you comparing him to Boumeester and Muzzin ? Babcock and TC brass want an equal number of left and right shots back there.
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by Per » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:48 pm

3-3 in regulation

Sweden wins the group! 8-)
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by Per » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:58 pm

North America scores in ot.

Both teams win.

Young guns win the game, Sweden wins the group.

If Russia beats Finland in regulation, they come in second.
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:50 pm

Sorry Mondi I was thinking of Pieterangleo , not Vlasic. Sure Subban might be better than Weber and for sure more dynamic, but obviously Babs isn't a fan. As I said Canada could put in another men's team and they could easily and quite likely meet in the finals.
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by BladesofSteel » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:55 pm

Subban may be more mobile, offensive and dynamic, but I'm not so sure he's a "better" defenseman than Shea Weber.

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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by micky107 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:56 am

Won't get into this debate, except to say; Wonder if they'd be good paired together on the same team for 82 games?
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by Island Nucklehead » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:49 am

Mondi wrote:
Blob Mckenzie wrote:Jesus Christ Mondi. Subban is a right handed shot. On the right side are Vlasic, Weber and Doughty. Why the fuck are you comparing him to Boumeester and Muzzin ? Babcock and TC brass want an equal number of left and right shots back there.
Ok, well I'd take PK over Vlasic and probably Weber. I'd also take PK playing on the wrong side over Muzzin.

Anyways, whatever. Not a big issue.

Just saying that Canada could probably have iced an even better team without injuries and various selections.
Again, much different scenario than an NHL game. On an NHL team, PK will play 28+ minutes/night and be responsible for driving play in all areas of the ice. On a $150M (or whatever) team like Canada, he's playing 14/night and being asked to keep it simple. Simple isn't part of PK's game.

Taylor Hall is better at scoring goals than a few TC forwards, but Team Canada is totally set on roles/responsibilities and building the most complete team. It's not about who's the most dynamic offensive talent, but who can implement Babcock's strategy.

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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by Per » Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:57 am

Swedish media is questioning why Team North America didn't pull the goalie. If they had beaten Sweden in regulation, they would have made the semifinals regardless of the score between Finland and Russia.

The way it stands now, with an ot win, they only make the semifinals if Finland beats Russia or loses on penalty shots. If Russia wins in regulation or ot, they pass North America in the standings and reach the semifinal.

Sure, you say, but if they had pulled the goalie, Sweden could have scored an emptynetter and the Young Guns would have lost in regulation. Yeah, sure. But it wouldn't have differed much. If they had lost in regulation, they could still reach the semifinal as long as Finland beats Russia in regulation.

So the only scenario in which it would make a difference is if the Finland vs Russia game goes to a penalty shootout, or if Finland wins in ot. Or, theoretically, if Finland wins by more than six goals.

Most people here think it would have been worth the shot to pull the goalie and try to win in regulation, and create your own destiny.

I'm rooting for the Finns tonight. :drink:
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by Per » Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:57 am

I'd love to see Guadreau (sp?), a mere 68 kg, get hit into the boards by the likes of Weber and Doughty...! :lol:
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by micky107 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:08 am

Per wrote:I'd love to see Guadreau (sp?), a mere 68 kg, get hit into the boards by the likes of Weber and Doughty...! :lol:
He'll be fine. He has played against every crusher in the league right?
mmmm, doesn't actually have a contract yet though does he... :)
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by Strangelove » Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:22 am

Per wrote: I'm rooting for the Finns tonight. :drink:
:shock:

I was just scanning but that stood out like a sore thumb!

Do you tell your fellow Swedes you are cheering for the Finns? :hmmm:
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