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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

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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 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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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by micky107 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:56 am

Per wrote: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.
I've often wondered the same things about the Russians.
It would just be a guess on my part, but it wouldn't surprise me if it was something in their early schooling and if you think about it and the ages of them, I can only imagine the mixed messages they got in school in regards to their feelings of nationalism and patriotism.
Add the fact that some feel it isn't appropriate to play in the NHL, (and that would include coaches maybe), and then mix all these feeling together and well, it's just a guess.
Could be as simple as mega egos.. ;)
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by SKYO » Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:11 pm

Lets go Canada!

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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by ukcanuck » Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:18 am

Did Canada beat Russia lately ?

Just wondering ?

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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by damonberryman » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:38 am

Got to eat some crow. I had said on previous posts that I would never want Marchand on any team I am cheering for. I was dead wrong. He is more than a pest and shitball. Dude can play. Of course, Crosby is walking on water these days. Easily the best player in the world. Wonder what that feels like? Anyhow, picking feathers out of my teeth on this one. Damn the boy can play.

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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by micky107 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:12 am

damonberryman wrote:Got to eat some crow. I had said on previous posts that I would never want Marchand on any team I am cheering for. I was dead wrong. He is more than a pest and shitball. Dude can play. Of course, Crosby is walking on water these days. Easily the best player in the world. Wonder what that feels like? Anyhow, picking feathers out of my teeth on this one. Damn the boy can play.
Yeah, good post! I remember when JB came to Vancouver saying I wish he could bring Marchant with him.
I was with some of my hockey friends at the time and they almost went beaters on me.
Most guys turn into pricks over time. He's doing it the other way around.
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by Per » Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:03 am

damonberryman wrote:Got to eat some crow. I had said on previous posts that I would never want Marchand on any team I am cheering for. I was dead wrong. He is more than a pest and shitball. Dude can play. Of course, Crosby is walking on water these days. Easily the best player in the world. Wonder what that feels like? Anyhow, picking feathers out of my teeth on this one. Damn the boy can play.
A Swedish hockey writer speculated after watching this game whether Crosby actually may be better than Gretzky and Lemieux. :o

Sure, those guys have scored an incredible amount of goals, but against the crappy goaltending and haphazard defence of that era, and they didn't have to help out defensively the way forwards do today.

He suggested that Sid is a much more well rounded player, who is great at all aspects of the game. And he already, at the age of 29, has won two cups, two Olympic golds and one world championship. Also, he has played 23 straight games for Canada without losing (Canada has only won 14 straight, but Crosby wasn't on the team at the last world championship).
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by Per » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:42 pm

Wtf... 2-2 in regulation. :shock:

This semifinal will be decided by lottery! :|
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Re: World Cup 2016

Post by Per » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:49 pm

Per wrote:Wtf... 2-2 in regulation. :shock:

This semifinal will be decided by lottery! :|
Or wait... Is it real unlimited overtime in the semifinal?
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