World Championship 2014

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Re: World Championship 2014

Post by Per » Sun May 18, 2014 7:14 am

Lol! Huberdeau attempts a Foppa; close, but no cigar.
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Re: World Championship 2014

Post by Per » Sun May 18, 2014 9:07 am

fuck.

Lost in overtime.

Sure, I don't have high hopes for the lackluster team we've sent - hardly any NHLers, our starting goalie is the Islanders' backup - but still. If France can bneat Canada, we should be able to do that too! :|

This means we almost certainly face Russia in the semifinal, and they look lethal this year.
Oh well, if we meet again in the final, it will be payback time. :evil:
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Re: World Championship 2014

Post by rats19 » Sun May 18, 2014 9:28 am

Tough loss per..... :mrgreen:
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Re: World Championship 2014

Post by Arachnid » Sun May 18, 2014 12:11 pm

Per wrote:fuck.

Lost in overtime.

Sure, I don't have high hopes for the lackluster team we've sent - hardly any NHLers, our starting goalie is the Islanders' backup - but still. If France can bneat Canada, we should be able to do that too! :|

This means we almost certainly face Russia in the semifinal, and they look lethal this year.
Oh well, if we meet again in the final, it will be payback time. :evil:
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Re: World Championship 2014

Post by Arachnid » Sun May 18, 2014 12:17 pm

Strangelove wrote:
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shhhhhhhh! You'll hurt Rummy 's feelings! :drink:

Arrgh, the humanity!

And all this from Doc "Torts is the second coming of Christ" Strangelove! :o

In all seriousness Doc, have you EVER not liked a move made by the Canucks? I mean at the actual time the move is made, not a year later when it was obviously retarded?

Serious question.
Let's put it this way... I've never lost a bet involving present or ex Canuck players. :mex:

I'm NOT trying to rub it in btw Rummy.

It keeps coming up in conversation is all.

Besides you wouldn't want folks to think you CHOSE that sig would ya?

And buddy?

One year of Torts was EXACTLY wot your Vancouver Canucks needed!! :thumbs:
No, you just lost a bet in general :D
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Re: World Championship 2014

Post by SKYO » Sun May 18, 2014 8:03 pm

c/p/hf -

Interesting to hear Garrison playing well with Bieksa for Team Canada, could be the final nail in the coffin for Edler here in Canuckland.

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In their first time suiting up for Canada on the international stage, Vancouver Canucks Kevin Bieksa and Jason Garrison have proven to be two of the best defenders for Canada so far at the 2014 World Championships in Belarus.

As a defensive pair, they have been utilized in all situations, including on the powerplay and on the penalty kill, as they have been a solid presence on the blue line. Their statistics look good as well. Through four games, Garrison leads the Canadian defence in points with four assists; Bieksa has one goal and one assist. As well, either both of them or one of them have led Team Canada in ice time in each of the four games, Bieksa usually playing around 23 minutes and Garrison around 21 to 24 minutes.

Canada opened up the tournament with a shaky 3-2 loss to France in a shootout, followed by three consecutive wins: a 4-1 win over Slovakia, a 4-3 win over the Czech Republic, and a 6-1 win over Denmark. For Bieksa, the team captain, the game against the Czech Republic is perhaps one he might remember the most, as he played a pivotal – yet bloody – role in the game’s turning point.

Bieksa lost a tooth and a bit of blood from a high stick by Czech player Jan Kovar in the second period of the game, which Canada was winning 2-1. After much discussion by the referees – and the constant reminders Bieksa gave them that Kovar drew blood – Kovar was given a five minute major. Nathan MacKinnon and Morgan Reilly both scored on the powerplay, Bieksa assisting on Reilly’s goal, which gave Canada a 4-1 lead. Although the Czech Republic battled back hard, scoring two more goals, the three-goal lead Kovar’s penalty and Bieksa’s lost tooth provided gave Canada what they needed to win the game.

Giving Bieksa the captaincy has been applauded by many. Bieksa has severed as an assistant captain with the Canucks and manages to keep the team atmosphere fun while still working hard and pushing his team to win.

“He keeps it fun, he likes to have a good time,” Canuck Alex Burrows, who is also playing on Team Canada, told The Canadian Press. “But at the same time when it’s time to work and do the right things, he’s the first one to lead the way.”

Garrison has also shown his ability to work hard and to execute important plays at important moments. Two of his four assists are on tying goals (against France and Slovakia) and another of his assists is on a go ahead goal for Canada (against Slovakia).

Bieksa and Garrison bring versatility, point production, dependability, leadership, and good performance in crucial moments to Team Canada, and have played an important role on the team four games into the tournament.
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Re: World Championship 2014

Post by Mr.Miyagi » Tue May 20, 2014 5:18 am

Canada wins again. 3-2 against a Norway team that despite a poor record has had some close games throughout the tournament.

Norway is quietly turning into a decent international opponent. I am not sure if the program is getting better or if established teams continue to take them lightly?
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Re: World Championship 2014

Post by Per » Tue May 20, 2014 5:39 am

I think the Latvians were robbed. This is a good goal.



... and it would seem Ted Nolan agrees:
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Re: World Championship 2014

Post by Per » Tue May 20, 2014 9:56 pm

Quarter finals on Thursday.

Canada vs Finland
USA vs Czech Republic
Russia vs France (sic!)
Sweden vs Belarus

I predict that the higher seeds win all these matchups and that we'll see a Canada vs Russia final.
Finland, the US and the Czechs have not impressed. France doesn't belong at this level, nor does Belarus really, but the latter have been helped by their home court advantage and the enthusiastic crowds.
Sweden has done OK, but I don't see this rag tag team getting past Russia.
They have Malkin and Ovechkin and we have... er... Nyqvist and Backlund. :oops:
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Re: World Championship 2014

Post by Per » Thu May 22, 2014 1:26 pm

Wow! Didn't see that coming. Both Canada and the US eliminated after quarter final upsets. :|

Sweden did not impress, but at least we beat Belarus.

Semifinals then Czechs vs Finland and Russia vs Sweden.

This means Canada hasn't medalled at a world championship since 2009 (silver) and not won since 2007.
Weird.
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Re: World Championship 2014

Post by Cornuck » Thu May 22, 2014 2:50 pm

Per wrote:
This means Canada hasn't medalled at a world championship since 2009 (silver) and not won since 2007.
Weird.
Weird? Have you looked at our lineup? ;)
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Re: World Championship 2014

Post by Rumsfeld » Thu May 22, 2014 4:58 pm

Well I'm over it.
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Re: World Championship 2014

Post by Rumsfeld » Thu May 22, 2014 6:38 pm

If Pear actually watched the NHL playoffs he'd see that the effort put forth by Team Canada in this meaningless 3rd-rate tournament is about 25% of what we've been seeing every night since mid-April.

Nice job by Sweden toppling their nemesis Belarus. :lol:
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Re: World Championship 2014

Post by Island Nucklehead » Thu May 22, 2014 7:18 pm

Rumsfeld wrote:If Pear actually watched the NHL playoffs he'd see that the effort put forth by Team Canada in this meaningless 3rd-rate tournament is about 25% of what we've been seeing every night since mid-April.

Nice job by Sweden toppling their nemesis Belarus. :lol:
Yep. I'm sure the Canadians are crushed they missed out on Gold. Nobody in Canada cares much about this tournament. Granted, it's a bigger deal than the Spengler, but gets similar billing (World Jrs vs SC Playoffs) in Canada. A Scrivens/Reimer goaltending duo? LOL destined for great things...

Anyone remember the 3am partying from Getzlaf, Perry and Benn? Boys must have a good time heading over there. I'd wager 40% of the motivation is a European vacay on Hockey Canada's dime to bang some strange, get away from the old lady for a few weeks, and enjoy the ego bump from playing for "Team Canada" (even if it is the C team). Unless your Ryan Smyth... that weirdo probably took it all quite seriously :lol:

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Re: World Championship 2014

Post by Per » Thu May 22, 2014 9:17 pm

Cornuck wrote:
Per wrote:
This means Canada hasn't medalled at a world championship since 2009 (silver) and not won since 2007.
Weird.
Weird? Have you looked at our lineup? ;)
Have you looked at Sweden's? Yours is far better on paper.
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