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03 Jan 2016 10:09

VeloCity wrote:
the delgados wrote:
python wrote:...i am quite surprised, given the number of the forum posters from canada, how this thread was allowed to sink, moreover, a total indifference during the winter season :rolleyes:

anyways, i have just watched swedish youngsters teaching the game's birthplace youth a lesson in hockey playing :p

the swedes had out shot the canadians by 12 to 5 even in the 3d period when the canadians being behind were supposed to play better.

really, the swedish boys show the game quality i cant see countered..we'll see in few days.



Hockey in Canada has changed drastically over the years. What was once a sport that was accessible by most everyone has now become a rich person's pursuit. Forget about rising through the ranks if your parents aren't making $200,000 plus per year to pay for the costs. A hockey stick alone for a 10-year-old kid now goes for 150 bux. That's crazy.
Combine that with the fact that we have a low population density (35 mil?) and it becomes easy to understand why Canada doesn't win the WJC every year.
Also, keep in mind that the players aren't the only one's who try to use the WJC as a springboard to the NHL. Coaches do it too, which often creates disastrous results. This year's coach thought he was smarter than everyone else in the building and started screwing up with line combinations. He made a big mistake by doing so.
Oh yeah, the goalies sucked, too.
Unfair to pile on an 18-year-old kid, but...Blackwood was just horrible in the game against Finland today. All due respect to the Finns, who never quit, but Canada really should've won that game fairly steadily, but between the stupid, stupid, stupid penalties and at least 2-3 really soft goals, they played themselves right out of the tournament.


Finland have a very skilled team, so I'm not sure I agree that Canada should have won handily. The Finns are su
per speedy and move the puck around like magicians. They often made it seem like they had a man advantage in the offensive zone.
The stupid penalties are are reflection of bad coaching, imo. No way should Marner punch a guy in the face with less than five minutes to go in the game. That was ridiculous and probably cost them the game.
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03 Jan 2016 10:20

p.s. to Sciocco:
Agreed. Konecy is a great player who was underutilized throughout the game. You could see the wtf look on some players faces when they were told to sit out their next shift. Gauthier just had a blank "why am I here" stare by the end of the game.
Bad coaching.
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03 Jan 2016 13:32

the delgados wrote:
VeloCity wrote:
the delgados wrote:
python wrote:...i am quite surprised, given the number of the forum posters from canada, how this thread was allowed to sink, moreover, a total indifference during the winter season :rolleyes:

anyways, i have just watched swedish youngsters teaching the game's birthplace youth a lesson in hockey playing :p

the swedes had out shot the canadians by 12 to 5 even in the 3d period when the canadians being behind were supposed to play better.

really, the swedish boys show the game quality i cant see countered..we'll see in few days.



Hockey in Canada has changed drastically over the years. What was once a sport that was accessible by most everyone has now become a rich person's pursuit. Forget about rising through the ranks if your parents aren't making $200,000 plus per year to pay for the costs. A hockey stick alone for a 10-year-old kid now goes for 150 bux. That's crazy.
Combine that with the fact that we have a low population density (35 mil?) and it becomes easy to understand why Canada doesn't win the WJC every year.
Also, keep in mind that the players aren't the only one's who try to use the WJC as a springboard to the NHL. Coaches do it too, which often creates disastrous results. This year's coach thought he was smarter than everyone else in the building and started screwing up with line combinations. He made a big mistake by doing so.
Oh yeah, the goalies sucked, too.
Unfair to pile on an 18-year-old kid, but...Blackwood was just horrible in the game against Finland today. All due respect to the Finns, who never quit, but Canada really should've won that game fairly steadily, but between the stupid, stupid, stupid penalties and at least 2-3 really soft goals, they played themselves right out of the tournament.


Finland have a very skilled team, so I'm not sure I agree that Canada should have won handily. The Finns are su
per speedy and move the puck around like magicians. They often made it seem like they had a man advantage in the offensive zone.
The stupid penalties are are reflection of bad coaching, imo. No way should Marner punch a guy in the face with less than five minutes to go in the game. That was ridiculous and probably cost them the game.
i agree, the finns played an outstanding game, but looking from a non-biased angle - it was essentially the game of equals. more or less as the score tells us. an open, aggressive and therefore a thoroughly enjoyable game.

not that anyone is surprised, but a formerly noticeable canadian advantage of better skating is no more. the same can be said about a physical, man-o-man side of the game. in fact, both the finns and the canadians imo overdid the fighting and therefore were appropriately punished by multiple power games...as you said, the finns counterattacking was knife sharp and when coupled with their speed it was probably decisive.

i still think that the swedish youngsters are showing the best game. imo better than the russians who despite their individual advantages barely saved the game against the danes. their goalie is probably the only asset that can equal their chances agains the tre kronor should they meet in the final.
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13 Oct 2016 00:13

NHL season started. Toronto's Matthews is looking pretty dam ready for the NHL. And Karlsson getting two points already is no surprise.

Have to wait until late, late Friday night for my Flyers. :cry:

Four... wtf
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05 Nov 2016 18:09

https://www.nhl.com/gamecenter/mtl-vs-cbj/2016/11/04/2016020158#game=2016020158,game_state=final
BJs beat Montreal 10-0...

And Montreal left the starting goalie (Montoya) in for the entire game so he ended up with 30 saves on 40 shots on goal. Montreal has been playing so well though that this leaves their record at 9-1-1 even after such a loss. Sadly my team gets to play Montreal now tonight who will be starting the best goalie in the world (Price) instead so I'm expecting a good **** really.
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06 Nov 2016 20:43

Sciocco wrote:https://www.nhl.com/gamecenter/mtl-vs-cbj/2016/11/04/2016020158#game=2016020158,game_state=final
BJs beat Montreal 10-0...

And Montreal left the starting goalie (Montoya) in for the entire game so he ended up with 30 saves on 40 shots on goal. Montreal has been playing so well though that this leaves their record at 9-1-1 even after such a loss. Sadly my team gets to play Montreal now tonight who will be starting the best goalie in the world (Price) instead so I'm expecting a good **** really.


Hard luck @ Habs, at least it wasn't 0-10 :D

Think you've 5 of next 6 at home, so should get back on track soon
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22 May 2017 11:50

feels strange when this fine thread is allowed to sink so deep...

anyways, the swedes are the new word champions and they against most expectations beat canada in a great game.

i am watching a replay of the 3d period+ the extension with penalties. the canadians looked quicker and more active. held the puck longer and were shooting more and far more dangerously. yet they lost. part due to bad luck, part due to the swedish perseverance and excellent defense. this was probably the strogest team that sweden has ever fielded.
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24 May 2017 20:11

I'm not going to add anything here other than to say, Go Nashville!
I'm a Canadian from some backwater town who loves to see places like Nashville embrace their team, hideous colours aside. (Mustard yellow? Seriously?)
Anyway, it would be funny to see P.K. Subban win the cup and take it back to Montreal.
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06 Jun 2017 17:44

python wrote:feels strange when this fine thread is allowed to sink so deep...

anyways, the swedes are the new word champions and they against most expectations beat canada in a great game.

i am watching a replay of the 3d period+ the extension with penalties. the canadians looked quicker and more active. held the puck longer and were shooting more and far more dangerously. yet they lost. part due to bad luck, part due to the swedish perseverance and excellent defense. this was probably the strogest team that sweden has ever fielded.

I wanted to reply back a while ago. My apologies for not doing so.

The Swedes were bad @@@. I like it when someone like Sweden get the wins. That team is always good internationals.

My personal preference is that the Olympics stop the crap with the pro's playing. I like it better when it is amateurs.
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06 Jun 2017 17:45

the delgados wrote:I'm not going to add anything here other than to say, Go Nashville!
I'm a Canadian from some backwater town who loves to see places like Nashville embrace their team, hideous colours aside. (Mustard yellow? Seriously?)
Anyway, it would be funny to see P.K. Subban win the cup and take it back to Montreal.

That town / city loves the Preditors. They have one of the best atmospheres in the city and at the ice.
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