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Re: World Championship 2012

Postby Per » Fri May 11, 2012 4:12 am

SKYO wrote:Eberle might as well prepare for the 2014 winter Olympics, he's the next Joe Sakic except as a winger.

Assuming of course that the NHL allows its players to go... :hmmm:
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Re: World Championship 2012

Postby Per » Fri May 11, 2012 5:14 am

Two really interesting games tonight, and no - I don't mean Kazakstan vs USA and Italy vs the Czechs. I mean the prime time games: Finland vs Canada and Russia vs Sweden.

These are games that will give us a hint of how this tournament may end.

Sure, the US already played Canada and won, but if they face eachother again I think Canada will prevail. They always start these tournaments like crap and then improve over the course of the tournament. If they took the US to overtime in game 2, they will beat them if they square off again in a quarter, semi or final.

But now it's the 2010 Olympic champions vs the 2011 World champions who face eachother in Helsinki.
Do the Finns have as good a team as they did last year? Have the Canadians managed to gel as a team and have they figured out how to use the additional width of the rink?

And at the same time we see the other two main contestants in this tournament, Russia and Sweden, measure themselves against eachother in Stockholm.

It's official: it's a hockey fest! 8-)
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Re: World Championship 2012

Postby Per » Fri May 11, 2012 11:31 am

1-0 Sweden! Erik Karlsson on the power play, assisted by Alfredsson. :D
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Re: World Championship 2012

Postby Per » Fri May 11, 2012 12:24 pm

God, these American refs are crap. Must have left their whistles at the hotel.
Either that or they're both legally blind.

It's getting ugly. If this continues some one is going to get hurt.

Sure, there's been four penalties on the Russians, resulting in three Swedish goals, and no penalty on any Swede so far, so maybe I shouldn't complain, but there really should be a lot more. The refs are losing the respect of the players out there.

Game is getting ugly. But at least we're winning.
3-1 right now.
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Re: World Championship 2012

Postby Per » Fri May 11, 2012 12:45 pm

Yup. Now they're fighting. :mad:

Don't think these refs will get any more games.
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Re: World Championship 2012

Postby Per » Fri May 11, 2012 1:25 pm

Franzén cross checked in the face by Kalinin and bleeding all over the ice.
Told you it was getting out of hand. Now this is a game penalty. Shrug.
guess it's really a retroactive call on Yemelin's spearing, which is really a worse offense...
Refs grasping at straws. Hoping to get it under control again. Good freaking luck.
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Re: World Championship 2012

Postby Per » Fri May 11, 2012 2:36 pm

Russia wins 7-3. Malkin unreal. And Yemelin got under our skin.
The 3-3 score after two periods better reflects the game though, which could have gone either way imho.
The Russians were good, but not 7-3 good, the score just ran away at the end.

Franzén has a broken nose, to add to all the other injuries Sweden has suffered so far.
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Re: World Championship 2012

Postby SKYO » Fri May 11, 2012 9:26 pm

Per wrote:God, these American refs are crap. Must have left their whistles at the hotel.


As a Canuck fan I know ref's are the hardest to understand at any given game, especially in the playoffs, all I know is in the finals, the ref's let A LOT go. I don't know a lot of world championship hockey rules, but I expect a similar call of games towards the finals.
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Re: World Championship 2012

Postby SKYO » Sat May 12, 2012 12:58 pm

Burrows player of the game today!

8-0 for the good guys. :thumbs:
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Re: World Championship 2012

Postby Per » Sat May 12, 2012 2:56 pm

SKYO wrote:
Per wrote:God, these American refs are crap. Must have left their whistles at the hotel.


As a Canuck fan I know ref's are the hardest to understand at any given game, especially in the playoffs, all I know is in the finals, the ref's let A LOT go. I don't know a lot of world championship hockey rules, but I expect a similar call of games towards the finals.

Well, Yemelin got a one game suspension for the spearing that the on line officials only gave two minutes for. I guess that makes their suckage offical, eh?

And Kalinin got a three game suspension for breaking Franzén's nose with a cross check to the head.
Franzén rested today but will be good to go. Guess he'll be playing the rest of this tournament with some sort of face mask though... :?

At least we beat Italy 4-0 today.
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Re: World Championship 2012

Postby Per » Sun May 13, 2012 2:55 pm

Norway beat Germany 12-4! :o

I mean, sure, Norway has improved a lot in recent years, but germany aren't that bad... :?
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Re: World Championship 2012

Postby Cookie La Rue » Mon May 14, 2012 3:14 am

Just embarrassing...
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Re: World Championship 2012

Postby Per » Tue May 15, 2012 1:40 pm

Some poor Latvian kid just got Kronwalled. Sweden won 4-0.

So, guess we play the Czechs in the quarter and Russia plays Norway.
Canada plays Slovakia and the USA Finland.
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Re: World Championship 2012

Postby Per » Thu May 17, 2012 11:23 am

Wow! Seems like Slovakia just eliminated Canada from this tournament! :shock:

How the hell did that happen? :?
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Re: World Championship 2012

Postby Per » Thu May 17, 2012 1:36 pm

Damn! Sweden eliminated as well. :(

Russia vs Finland and Czechs vs Slovaks in the semifinals.

I expect the Russians to win the gold.
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