Canada-Russia series - anyone watching?

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Canada-Russia series - anyone watching?

Post by Cornuck » Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:04 am

Just wondering what the interest is in the upcoming Canada Russia Junior series.

Hockey in August? Why not?

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It makes for a long season for these kids - not sure how helpful that will be. For those that might be familiar with the Junior players - how do you think they'll fare?
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Post by Grizzly » Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:20 pm

It will be decent hockey but of course won't carry any of the weight it did in 1972.

In that series hockey was almost a side issue ... it was one world or culture against another ... both completely unknown to each other.

What do they say ... "priceless" ... something you just can't re-create ...

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Post by Madcombinepilot » Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:26 pm

woot!!!! GAME 5 (6?) IN SASKATOON ON WEDNESDAY THE 5TH!!!!!

I know this is not as exciting for some of you all, but hey, we don't gett his quality of hockey very often...
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Post by jchockey » Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:23 pm

The hockey was quite good actually.

Ilya Kablukov (Canucks draftee) opened the scoring on a weak goal.

Edmonton has an offensive dynamo on their hands with Sam Gagner.

Kyle Turris played both ends of the ice well and did warrant his number three overall pick.

Alexei Cherepanov was knocked off his game and didn't get too many scoring chances.

Canada was shaky and nervous in the beginning but really settled down, especially Steve Mason.

Jonathan Bernier is expected to start the next game.

Prediction: 6-2 Canada.

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Post by SRsez » Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:37 am

Damn straight!

Hockey - anytime. Good hockey - worth getting out of bed for. Canada/Russia - worth being drunk before you go to work for.
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Post by Bartman » Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:44 am

Competative hockey in August! Who's going to complain about that. Hell yah I'm watching!
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Post by SRsez » Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:33 am

Bartman wrote:Competative hockey in August! Who's going to complain about that. Hell yah I'm watching!
After 4 games, I'm not too certain of the "competitive" thing. Too bad really.
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Post by stevethiessen » Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:35 pm

you goin' MCP? I'm hopin' to be there too. I hear ya with the quality hockey thing, and as a matter of principle I'm boycotting the Flames preseason game.

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Post by Jovorock » Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:59 am

Even though the Canadian boys are kicking the snot out of the Russians, I'm still watching, This series really shows what coaching does for a team, Russians have no coaching.
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Post by SRsez » Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:09 am

stevethiessen wrote:you goin' MCP? I'm hopin' to be there too. I hear ya with the quality hockey thing, and as a matter of principle I'm boycotting the Flames preseason game.
As a matter of principles (and I have very few) I boycott everything to do with Flamers - unless it's their sorry asses get kicked.
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Post by SRsez » Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:11 am

Jovorock wrote:Even though the Canadian boys are kicking the snot out of the Russians, I'm still watching, This series really shows what coaching does for a team, Russians have no coaching.
You really think coaching is making all the difference? Way I see it, it's that the Russkies have no heart, no grit. When the canadians stop them from going to the net, they give up. When the canucks push them off the puck, they give up. When we crash the net, they give up. See the pattern?

Now granted I didn't watch game 6 or 7, but did I need to?
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Post by Jovorock » Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:09 am

SRsez wrote:You really think coaching is making all the difference? Way I see it, it's that the Russkies have no heart, no grit.
I didn't see game 7, but the Russians did play better in game 6 & 7. It was heart and coaching that doomed the Russian team for sure.

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Post by SRsez » Sat Sep 15, 2007 4:23 pm

Jovorock wrote:It was heart and coaching that doomed the Russian team for sure.
Both of those are needed for one to affect (effect?) the other. And vice-versa.

A prime example was 2 seasons ago: Squeaky couldn't coach a heartless captain.
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