World Championship 2015

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Re: World Championship 2015

Post by Per » Sat May 09, 2015 11:56 pm

Finland used their backup against Slovakia, as Rinne wasn't feeling well, but they still got their fourth consecutive shutout and have set a new world championship record with 242 minutes and 38 seconds without allowing a goal. They can use their next game (against Belarus) to improve the record. Impressive.

The old record was 227:50.
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Re: World Championship 2015

Post by Per » Sun May 10, 2015 11:45 am

Slovakia leads 1-0 after the first period against Russia! :o

Edit: 2-2 in regulation, Russia wins in ot.
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Re: World Championship 2015

Post by Per » Mon May 11, 2015 2:06 pm

Filip Forsberg is having a hell of a tournament!
Leading goal scorer with eight goals in seven games!

At least some compensation for not being nominated for Calder.
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Re: World Championship 2015

Post by Per » Wed May 13, 2015 11:56 am

So... Quarter finals coming up on Thursday:

Canada vs Belarus
Sweden vs Russia
USA vs Switzerland
Finland vs the Czechs

I predict that the semifinals will be Canada vs Finland and Sweden vs USA, and then we hopefully get a Canada vs Sweden matchup in the final. And this time I hope Sweden has learnt how to hold on to a lead...
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Re: World Championship 2015

Post by Per » Thu May 14, 2015 12:35 pm

F*CK! :evil:
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Re: World Championship 2015

Post by SKYO » Thu May 14, 2015 12:56 pm

Per wrote:F*CK! :evil:
бедных Per.

Malkin with 2 goals to lead the commies past swedes.
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Re: World Championship 2015

Post by Tiger » Sat May 16, 2015 4:58 pm

Now for the BIG ONE :)
A classic matchup .. Canada vs Russia..
Maybe the best hockey we will see this year..
Russia has the offence.. Canada the defence + Goaltending..

I am PUMPED for this game .. Go Canada.. Go Hamhuis :)
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Re: World Championship 2015

Post by Per » Sun May 17, 2015 3:34 am

Tiger wrote:Now for the BIG ONE :)
A classic matchup .. Canada vs Russia..
Maybe the best hockey we will see this year..
Russia has the offence.. Canada the defence + Goaltending..

I am PUMPED for this game .. Go Canada.. Go Hamhuis :)
Yeah, for a tournament that is usually considered a B championship, this time the teams squaring off in the final look amazingly good.
Canada has probably the best team they've ever sent to a World Championship, which has also been proven on the ice, and the Russkies don't look too shabby either, with eg Ovechkin, Malkin and Kovalchuk in the line-up.

Canada should win this, but it won't be a walk in the park.

In the bronze game I'm hoping that Jagr can medal in his probably last international tournament, and on home ice to boot.

Really frustrated that Sweden was a quarter final elimination! :(
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Re: World Championship 2015

Post by Per » Sun May 17, 2015 8:19 am

Canada's roster:


No Name Shoots/Catches Height,cm/ft in Weight,kg/lbs Date of Birth Nationality Club
Goalkeepers
31 JONES Martin R 193/6′4″ 85/187 10 Jan 1990 CAN Los Angeles Kings
41 SMITH Mike L 193/6′4″ 98/216 22 Mar 1982 CAN Arizona Coyotes
Defenders
2 HAMHUIS Dan L 185/6′1″ 95/209 13 Dec 1982 CAN Vancouver Canucks
5 EKBLAD Aaron R 193/6′4″ 98/216 7 Feb 1996 CAN Florida Panthers
6 MUZZIN Jake L 191/6′3″ 97/214 21 Feb 1989 CAN Los Angeles Kings
22 BARRIE Tyson R 178/5′10″ 86/190 26 Jul 1991 CAN Colorado Avalanche
46 WIERCIOCH Patrick L 198/6′6″ 86/190 12 Sep 1990 CAN Ottawa Senators
58 SAVARD David R 188/6′2″ 100/220 22 Oct 1990 CAN Columbus Blue Jackets
88 BURNS Brent R 195/6′5″ 105/231 9 Mar 1985 CAN San Jose Sharks
Forwards
4 HALL Taylor L 185/6′1″ 90/198 14 Nov 1991 CAN Edmonton Oilers
7 COUTURIER Sean L 186/6′1″ 89/196 7 Dec 1992 CAN Philadelphia Flyers
9 DUCHENE Matt L 185/6′1″ 90/198 16 Jan 1991 CAN Colorado Avalanche
10 SCHENN Brayden L 185/6′1″ 85/187 22 Aug 1991 CAN Philadelphia Flyers
14 EBERLE Jordan R 182/6′0″ 85/187 15 May 1990 CAN Edmonton Oilers
20 EAKIN Cody L 183/6′0″ 87/192 24 May 1991 CAN Dallas Stars
28 GIROUX Claude R 180/5′11″ 83/183 12 Jan 1988 CAN Philadelphia Flyers
29 MACKINNON Nathan R 182/6′0″ 85/187 1 Sep 1995 CAN Colorado Avalanche
63 ENNIS Tyler L 175/5′9″ 77/170 6 Oct 1989 CAN Buffalo Sabres
73 TOFFOLI Tyler R 186/6′1″ 89/196 24 Apr 1992 CAN Los Angeles Kings
79 O REILLY Ryan L 183/6′0″ 96/212 7 Feb 1991 CAN Colorado Avalanche
87 CROSBY Sidney L 180/5′11″ 90/198 7 Aug 1987 CAN Pittsburgh Penguins
90 SPEZZA Jason R 191/6′3″ 100/220 13 Jun 1983 CAN Dallas Stars
91 SEGUIN Tyler R 185/6′1″ 91/201 31 Jan 1992 CAN Dallas Stars


Russia's roster:
No Name Shoots/Catches Height,cm/ft in Weight,kg/lbs Date of Birth Nationality Club
Goalkeepers
30 BARULIN Konstantin L 186/6′1″ 92/203 4 Sep 1984 RUS Avangard Omsk
31 KHUDOBIN Anton L 180/5′11″ 88/194 7 May 1986 RUS Carolina Hurricanes
72 BOBROVSKI Sergei L 188/6′2″ 86/190 20 Sep 1988 RUS Columbus Blue Jackets
Defenders
7 KULIKOV Dmitri L 185/6′1″ 84/185 29 Oct 1990 RUS Florida Panthers
44 YAKOVLEV Yegor L 181/5′11″ 80/176 17 Sep 1991 RUS Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
48 BIRYUKOV Yevgeni L 186/6′1″ 93/205 19 Apr 1986 RUS Metallurg Magnitogorsk
73 CHUDINOV Maxim R 180/5′11″ 92/203 25 Mar 1990 RUS SKA St. Petersburg
77 BELOV Anton L 193/6′4″ 98/216 29 Jul 1986 RUS SKA St. Petersburg
82 MEDVEDEV Yevgeni L 190/6′3″ 87/192 27 Aug 1982 RUS Ak Bars Kazan
93 ANTIPIN Viktor L 181/5′11″ 79/174 6 Dec 1992 RUS Metallurg Magnitogorsk
94 MIRONOV Andrei L 188/6′2″ 88/194 29 Jul 1994 RUS Dynamo Moscow
Forwards
8 OVECHKIN Alexander R 189/6′2″ 99/218 17 Sep 1985 RUS Washington Capitals
9 PANARIN Artemi R 180/5′11″ 87/192 30 Oct 1991 RUS SKA St. Petersburg
10 MOZYAKIN Sergei R 180/5′11″ 84/185 30 Mar 1981 RUS Metallurg Magnitogorsk
11 MALKIN Yevgeni L 191/6′3″ 91/201 31 Jul 1986 RUS Pittsburgh Penguins
14 TIKHONOV Viktor R 188/6′2″ 83/183 12 May 1988 RUS SKA St. Petersburg
16 PLOTNIKOV Sergei L 188/6′2″ 90/198 3 Jun 1990 RUS Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
25 ZARIPOV Danis L 184/6′0″ 88/194 26 Mar 1981 RUS Metallurg Magnitogorsk
41 KULYOMIN Nikolai L 185/6′1″ 96/212 14 Jul 1986 RUS New York Islanders
42 ANISIMOV Artyom L 192/6′4″ 82/181 24 May 1988 RUS Columbus Blue Jackets
52 SHIROKOV Sergei R 178/5′10″ 89/196 10 Mar 1986 RUS Avangard Omsk
63 DADONOV Yevgeni L 179/5′10″ 76/168 12 Mar 1989 RUS SKA St. Petersburg
71 KOVALCHUK Ilya R 189/6′2″ 103/227 15 Apr 1983 RUS SKA St. Petersburg
87 SHIPACHYOV Vadim L 185/6′1″ 83/183 12 Mar 1987 RUS SKA St. Petersburg
91 TARASENKO Vladimir L 182/6′0″ 95/209 13 Dec 1991 RUS St. Louis Blues
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Re: World Championship 2015

Post by Island Nucklehead » Sun May 17, 2015 10:52 am

Our defence isn't that great, but that forward roster is likely a medal contender in any best-on-best tournament.

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Re: World Championship 2015

Post by Per » Sun May 17, 2015 12:29 pm

Island Nucklehead wrote:Our defence isn't that great, but that forward roster is likely a medal contender in any best-on-best tournament.
Yeah, both goaltending and defence could be improved, but the forward selection is mouth watering...
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Re: World Championship 2015

Post by Island Nucklehead » Sun May 17, 2015 12:59 pm

Per wrote:
Island Nucklehead wrote:Our defence isn't that great, but that forward roster is likely a medal contender in any best-on-best tournament.
Yeah, both goaltending and defence could be improved, but the forward selection is mouth watering...
I guess when you can keep a team like Russia to under 10 shots in 1/2 a game you don't really need to have the best goalie in the tourney.

I get why they picked the "D" they did, guys like Hamhuis and Barrie are perfectly suited for the big ice, where physical play isn't as highly prized and skating and puck moving is such a premiere asset.

To be honest, I haven't even noticed Wiercioch, Savard or Muzzin all that much, which kind of indicates they've done their jobs. It's also good to get guys like Ekblad this kind of experience now because he'll likely be a fixture on these teams in the future.

With the way guys like Spezza, Hall, and Seguin have played, it's going to be tough to pick a World Cup team, that's for sure.

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Re: World Championship 2015

Post by Per » Sun May 17, 2015 1:57 pm

Pathetic effort by the Russians. :evil:

I mean, I've said all along that with a team like this Canada should win, but this is ridiculous.

At least we made you have to work up a sweat to beat Sweden.
Too bad we played like shit against Russia, because the way they've played tonight, they had no business being in this game.

Very deserving win for Canada, and Sidney Crosby becomes #26 to join the Triple Gold Club. :drink:
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Re: World Championship 2015

Post by Island Nucklehead » Sun May 17, 2015 2:08 pm

Per wrote:Pathetic effort by the Russians. :evil:

I mean, I've said all along that with a team like this Canada should win, but this is ridiculous.

At least we made you have to work up a sweat to beat Sweden.
Too bad we played like shit against Russia, because the way they've played tonight, they had no business being in this game.

Very deserving win for Canada, and Sidney Crosby becomes #26 to join the Triple Gold Club. :drink:
Yeah, that was a rape. Wasn't even close.

Easily the best team Canada has sent to this tourney in a while, and proof that if we even get a decent turnout from the NHL players, we can dominate any tourney. Canada could easily send a competitive second team to these things, considering we didn't have guys like Getzlaf, Perry, Subban, Price, Toews, Doughty, Keith, Weber, Pietrangelo, Tavares, Benn... yeah, could easily have 2 teams.

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Re: World Championship 2015

Post by Per » Sun May 17, 2015 2:20 pm

Classy though to have the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra take the ice to perform Oh Canada live.
Don't think I've ever seen that before! :)

Very good arrangement overall. Sold out venues and a new record for total attendence.
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