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Who will win the 2005 Memorial Cup ??

Kelowna Rockets
3
27%
London Knights
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45%
Ottawa 67's
0
No votes
Rimouski Oceanic
3
27%
 
Total votes : 11

2005 Memorial Cup

Postby Grizzly » Thu May 19, 2005 9:55 am

Should be an interesting Memorial Cup this year ... Kelowna defending their title, Rimouski and Crosby ... London setting the record for most wins ...

How will Crosby stand out ??
Can Shae Weber and Kelowna repeat ??
Thoughts .... ??


This a decent link for the Knights and the Cup:
http://www.londonknights.com/memorial/memorial_cup.asp

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Postby Fred » Thu May 19, 2005 2:24 pm

Although I believe Rimouski will ultimatley win I don't believe Sydney will get as easy a run as he does in the "Q" as I've said in the past no poke checks in the Dub Sydney, keep your head up.
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Postby Cookie La Rue » Fri May 20, 2005 12:14 am

I don't know the team of the Kelowna Rockets but i hold my thumbs up for them just because i was in this beautiful city 3 times and they represent the west. :mrgreen:
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Postby Jovorock » Fri May 20, 2005 7:03 am

Being a Rocket season ticket holder for all eleven seasons I hope that it's the Rockets that win it all. London is favored right now but it might be the best Memorial Cup final ever?

I believe it will be a Kelowna London final. Rimouski is all offense and I think the Knights and Rockets will slow down Crosby and the Oceanic will finnish third.

When Kelowna plays watch Shea Weber when guys like Perry and Crosby come into his defensive zone, they better have their head up. If they try to get around him going to the boards they will find out how hard Weber can hit.

Kelowna is a excellent checking team that works so hard, can they shut down the more offensive eastern teams? I sure hope so,
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Postby jchockey » Fri May 20, 2005 12:12 pm

Kelowna will win because of the style of game they play. They're from the W as well, so scoring must a be cinch for them against Rimouski.

1. Kelowna
2. London
3. Rimouski
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Postby Mozy » Fri May 20, 2005 1:47 pm

Yeomans is Okay....if they play rimouski they wont be able to contain the explosive offense of crosby and his gang
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Postby Grizzly » Fri May 20, 2005 4:14 pm

Yeomans is Okay....if they play rimouski they wont be able to contain the explosive offense of crosby and his gang



Teams from Quebec don't usually do as well do they ??? The league is a more wide open offensive style but ... with little contact (in comparison with the WHL). Once they seem to come up against that stylye they don't fair as well.

I think thats also why the Quebec juniors always seem to produce the better goalies too. The style compliments the wide open shooting and gives the goalies a higher workload.

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Postby Mozy » Fri May 20, 2005 7:13 pm

Teams from Quebec don't usually do as well do they ??? The league is a more wide open offensive style but ... with little contact (in comparison with the WHL). Once they seem to come up against that stylye they don't fair as well.

I think thats also why the Quebec juniors always seem to produce the better goalies too. The style compliments the wide open shooting and gives the goalies a higher workload.

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Its true....so many NHL goalies are french canadian....brodeur, cloutier, thibault the list goes on....but i think that since the dubya is very defensive and have low scoring games against not so good goalies....even though their strength is defense first the big guns of the Q are going to get to the defense soon, as for hitting im not sure how rimouski will handle that, i know that london has a very good chance to punish physically i mean they have carter, and schremp, and they have good scoring so their only weakness seems to be between the pipes....its going to be hard to predict but i would have to say london (even though i voted rimouski) because of their hitting and scorring ability which will nullify any defensive effort thrown at them and if you have a relatively good goalie between the pipes then you should be ok...i mean they could win with mattolla in net ;)
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Postby Madcombinepilot » Sat May 21, 2005 2:06 pm

well, tonight will be the start of the storey.
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Postby Jovorock » Sun May 22, 2005 6:53 am

It's hard to forecast how two teams match up until they play themselves but after watching London and Rumoski last night I really like Kelowna's chances.

They talked about London's cycle in the offensive zone, I barely seen it and when I did it was average. Both defenses looked average and both goalies looked average. Both offenses are very dangerous and will have to be checked very hard. Wait and see how the Kelowna and Ottawa game goes.
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Postby Mozy » Sun May 22, 2005 1:34 pm

that was a surprise to me...that rimouski would lost the first game...i thought it woudl be a 7 gamer but i never thought rimouski would lose the first one....i like kelownas chances agains the 67's thats about all i like about kelowna though if it were anyone else they wouldnt stand a chance
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Postby Mozy » Sun May 22, 2005 4:30 pm

i like kelownas chances agains the 67's thats about all i like about kelowna though if it were anyone else they wouldnt stand a chance


I stand corrected....the 67's put up a good fight....their goalie had some amazing stops
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Postby Rammer » Mon May 23, 2005 9:34 am

Kelowna is in tough this being in the East, and yes I do believe there is Eastern bias among the refs. Or to be less jaded about it, perhaps the ref style is slightly different in other leagues. When the Rockets play the Knights, I will expect the worse and anything better is a bonus.

That being said, I choose the Knights to win this all, as has been said, the teams out of the Quebec league don't seem to excel once a defensive minded WHLlike team play against them, in fact I wouldn't be surprised if the Quebec league rarely makes the final 3.
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Postby Fred » Mon May 23, 2005 10:55 am

feritflame wrote:
the 67's put up a good fight....their goalie had some amazing stops


That goalie was incredible he was the best player on either team. A hot goalie can really take you places In a short series. The Kelowna goalie was good to, but I think the team plays a different game in front of him as they do with Yeoman in the nets.

With the refs I can't remember the last time I saw a 2 man short in over time but we all say a penalty in the first period should be the same as a penalty in the last minute of the game so the guy was right and frankly I thought he called quite a good game
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Postby Mozy » Mon May 23, 2005 12:08 pm

That goalie was incredible he was the best player on either team. A hot goalie can really take you places In a short series. The Kelowna goalie was good to, but I think the team plays a different game in front of him as they do with Yeoman in the nets


that guy had at least 5 highlite reel saves...my god and he had 62 saves at the end of the night....an amazing game definitley the reason they won without a doubt...kelowna played very sloppily took too many penaltys
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