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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by Per » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:23 am

Strangelove wrote:Do you tell your fellow Swedes you are cheering for the Finns? :hmmm:
Yup. We all hate the Russkies, so it makes perfect sense. :mrgreen:

Plus it'd be cool to see how the Young Guns'd fare against Canadia... 8-)

Btw, the Finland thing is more like a sibling rivalry. And we're the big brother.
So even though we hate losing to them, and must win at any cost, we sort of feel sorry for them after we crush them. :?

And we give them some faint praise if they beat Russia.
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by Per » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:25 am

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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... :)
Looks like a 15 year old kid... :?
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by micky107 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:41 am

Per wrote:
Strangelove wrote:Do you tell your fellow Swedes you are cheering for the Finns? :hmmm:
Yup. We all hate the Russkies, so it makes perfect sense. :mrgreen:

Plus it'd be cool to see how the Young Guns'd fare against Canadia... 8-)

Btw, the Finland thing is more like a sibling rivalry. And we're the big brother.
So even though we hate losing to them, and must win at any cost, we sort of feel sorry for them after we crush them. :?

And we give them some faint praise if they beat Russia.
Wow Per! Do you know how that sounds?
Superiority complex just a bit?
Just kidding, I know you didn't mean it that way.. :)
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by micky107 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:44 am

Per wrote:
micky107 wrote:
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... :)
Looks like a 15 year old kid... :?
So did Crosby
So did Bure
So did Gretzsky
The Sedins? Still might if they shaved.. :shock:
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by Cornuck » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:18 am

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This kid did ok in a tougher era.
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by micky107 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:40 am

Cornuck wrote:Image

This kid did ok in a tougher era.
Awesome :)
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by Per » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:13 am

micky107 wrote:
Per wrote:
Strangelove wrote:Do you tell your fellow Swedes you are cheering for the Finns? :hmmm:
Yup. We all hate the Russkies, so it makes perfect sense. :mrgreen:

Plus it'd be cool to see how the Young Guns'd fare against Canadia... 8-)

Btw, the Finland thing is more like a sibling rivalry. And we're the big brother.
So even though we hate losing to them, and must win at any cost, we sort of feel sorry for them after we crush them. :?

And we give them some faint praise if they beat Russia.
Wow Per! Do you know how that sounds?
Superiority complex just a bit?
Just kidding, I know you didn't mean it that way.. :)
No, no... That's what I was aiming for! :drink:
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by Aaronp18 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:59 am

Cornuck wrote:Image

This kid did ok in a tougher era.
I have that card! And about a dozen more. :mrgreen:

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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by Strangelove » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:20 pm

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"Just sitting around the house tonight w my dog. Felt like I should be doing something important, but couldn't put my finger on it." - Phil Kessel
For some reason I hated Phil a little bit less after that! :lol:
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by ukcanuck » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:44 pm

Aaronp18 wrote:
Cornuck wrote:Image

This kid did ok in a tougher era.
I have that card! And about a dozen more. :mrgreen:
From inauspicious beginnings ...

Wonder how many Bure kept ?

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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by Per » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:27 pm

So, 3-0 for Russia, who will face Canada in the semifinal.

The poor Finns lost all three games and only scored one goal in this tournament.
Odd. I didn't think their team was that bad, but I guess since there aren't any really crappy teams in this tournament, and some one had to end last... :?

I've been hoping for a Sweden vs Canada final, and as the stars have aligned it seems that could very well happen! 8-)
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by damonberryman » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:30 am

Per wrote:So, 3-0 for Russia, who will face Canada in the semifinal.

The poor Finns lost all three games and only scored one goal in this tournament.
Odd. I didn't think their team was that bad, but I guess since there aren't any really crappy teams in this tournament, and some one had to end last... :?

I've been hoping for a Sweden vs Canada final, and as the stars have aligned it seems that could very well happen! 8-)
That will be the best possible outcome. Team NA would have been fun and who knows, but the two real organized teams look like playing the final unless Russia pulls off an upset and I do not think they can.

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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by Aaronp18 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:49 am

Strangelove wrote:
Aaronp18 wrote:
"Just sitting around the house tonight w my dog. Felt like I should be doing something important, but couldn't put my finger on it." - Phil Kessel
For some reason I hated Phil a little bit less after that! :lol:
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Would've been better if he said he was training hard on his stationary bike!

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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by micky107 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:44 am

The Russians have their game together a little better this time.
Canada will have to have it's "A" game today....
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by Per » Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:21 am

The Russians are an odd bunch. So much skill, so little team spirit.
A guy like Ovechkin can be coasting around most of the game, not helping out in the defense, and then suddenly he throws in another gear, and can single handedly win a game. It's just odd.

So, with the Russians you never know what you're going to get. If they decide to pitch in for the team, they're a formidable force of nature, and can beat anyone. But almost as often as that you get a bunch of moody stars that each has great skills but doesn't much seem to care about doing the blue collar gritty work that every team needs.

You seldom see that happen for other national teams.

Swedes, Finns, Canadians, even Yanks, always willing put in the hard work.
The Russians? Some times yes, some times no.
Is it some sort of locker room politics or what is it?

The Czechs are a special case. They rely heavily on playing a sort of trap with quick counter attacks. If they get an early lead, they are really hard to beat. If they get an early goal against, you can crush them completely, as they have a really hard time playing when they are forced to try to take charge of the game.
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