2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Strangelove » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:58 pm

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Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:09 pm
Great start for the tournament! :lol:

Slovakia beats Russia (or, technically "OAR", but... yeah... Russia) 3-2!

... and when you think things can't get crazier:

Slovenia beats the USA 3-2 in ot! Slovenia!
That's like a tiny little splinter of Yugoslavia.
And we all know how great a hockey nation Yugaslavia was, or... er...

Hilarious! :drink:
That IS funny. :D
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Per » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:41 pm

Sweden beat Norway 4-0, but it's not much of a test. Neither will the game against Germany tomorrow be.
It's not till we face Finland on Sunday that we will get some idea of where the team stands.
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Per » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:54 am

Sweden beats Finland to win the group.
3-1, with the empty-netter.

Very physical game. A lot of emotion.
I can see that Pettersson might have had problems with his light frame.
Yet I miss his shot and smarts on the power play.

Sweden are aught for twelve on the power play in this tournament.
You heard right. Naught, zilch, nil, zero, nothing.
After playing Norway, Germany and Finland. It's a disgrace.

This team has a lot o heart and experience (NHL, KHL, AHL, SHL) but not a lot of top notch skill.
All our offensively skilled blueliners seem to be stuck in the NHL. These are more twoway or stay-at-home guys.
And our powerplay is all the worse for it, because the forwards don't seem to be able to create a lot either.
Imho it would have been smart to bring Elias Pettersson along as a 13th forward, and then use him extensively on the PP, and also give him some ice time against weaker teams or in games that are already decided.
He is leading the SHL in points per game, so there really shouldn't be that many players ahead of him in the line to make the team. I totally get that he needs to bulk up to be effective in games like this, but for chrissake! Zero goals in twelve power plays! Sheesh! And we know we had as smart a player and a sniper to boot like Pettersson available..... :|

Anyway. We won the group. We now face either Switzerland or Germany in the quarter final.
But damn, they need to practice on the power play! :mad:
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Per » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:35 pm

So,quarter finals tomorrow:

Czechs vs USA
Norway vs OAR
Sweden vs Germany
Canada vs Finland

I expect the semi finals to be USA vs Russia and Sweden vs Canada.
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Per » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:33 am

Czechs beat USA in the shootout.

So much for my predictions.... :?
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Per » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:07 am

Norwegians crushed by the Russians.

As expected.
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Per » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:09 am

:shock:

Sweden loses to Germany in overtime. :crazy:

Yeah. I said they should have gone with youth. Like Elias Pettersson. :hmmm:
Instead they built a team that could play defence but had no offensive skills whatsoever.

Oh well.

And the Finns are also eliminated. At least their women medalled.
Ours lost to Japan and finished second last, ahead of just the Koreans. :oops:

My only interest now will be to see if Erhoff can end his hockey career with an Olympic medal.
The Germans have two more games to play. If they win at least one, they get medals.

Semifinals will be Czechs against Russkies and Canada vs Germany.

I will focus on the curling event instead. Hurry hard! :look:
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Puck » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:47 am

It was a good move to the net by the German to score in OT. A was a little unfortunate that Fasth appears to sweep it in himself in an attempt to get his glove on the rebound shot.

Do you think this German team has a good chance against Canada?

Interesting to see the Czechs find success in the shootout again.

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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Per » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:40 pm

Puck wrote:
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It was a good move to the net by the German to score in OT. A was a little unfortunate that Fasth appears to sweep it in himself in an attempt to get his glove on the rebound shot.

Do you think this German team has a good chance against Canada?

Interesting to see the Czechs find success in the shootout again.
The lack of NHL players on the other teams means Germany is not as inferior as they would normally be.
They actually have a pretty good team, with players like Ehrhoff and Marcel Goc.
They play a tight defence and they do have a couple of skilled guys that can create offence.
They beat Norway, Switzerland (in ot) and now Sweden (also in ot).

That being said, they should not pose a threat to a good team.
Sweden did not have a good team this year. Does Canada?
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Aaronp18 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:33 pm

Per wrote:
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Sweden did not have a good team this year. Does Canada?
Not really!

Although one would think a half decent Canadian team could still beat the Germans.

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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Topper » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:39 pm

Is that the 1st time since 1939 that Germany has defeated Sweden?
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Strangelove » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:49 pm

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Is that the 1st time since 1939 that Germany has defeated Sweden?
Yes but in 1939 Sweden grabbed her ankles and let Germany have at 'er.
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Per » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:45 pm

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Is that the 1st time since 1939 that Germany has defeated Sweden?
If you mean wars, our last was against Napoleon, in 1814. Can't recall Sweden ever having been defeated by Germany, as such, albeit king Gustav II Adolf died on German soil in 1632 during the 30 year war, but that conflict was between the Catholic League and the protestants, with German troops on both sides.

In hockey we've played Germany 20 times, starting in 1932, Western Germany 34 and Eastern Germany 16 times. Our only previous losses were against Eastern Germany in 1966, Western Germany in 1971 (on both occassions the coach was fired) and Germany in 1992. That last time was in the roundrobin of the World Championship that we ultimately won, so that coach wasn't fired. This coach will be.
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by BladesofSteel » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:29 pm

The GM should get the noose for not including Elias and Dahlen onto the squad.

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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang

Post by Per » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:59 am

Strangelove wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:49 pm
Topper wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:39 pm
Is that the 1st time since 1939 that Germany has defeated Sweden?
Yes but in 1939 Sweden grabbed her ankles and let Germany have at 'er.
Not at all. Just like the USA we decided to stay out of the war until attacked.

And to honour our neutral stance we delivered ball bearings that were essential for the production of tanks and aircraft to both sides. 8-)
Slightly more to Germany, but the British got a better discount.
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