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  1. Thread: 2018 Olympics

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    Sticky: Another way is Canada beats Korea Finland vs...

    Another way is
    Canada beats Korea
    Finland vs Sweden ends in regulation victory
  2. Thread: 2018 Olympics

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    Sticky: Canada announced its Olympic roster today....

    Canada announced its Olympic roster today. Despite the lack of our NHL best, I am refreshingly excited about the unknown team and how they may fair in the tournament.
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    That Canada Sweden final was one of the higher...

    That Canada Sweden final was one of the higher quality games I have seen in quite some time. Have to be impressed with the Swedish players skill and team play it was extremely good. There were long...
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    Congrats to Sweden on a well earned semi final...

    Congrats to Sweden on a well earned semi final win. USA ultimately hurt themselves by losing a game they should have vs Slovakia. This got them the tougher semi final opponent which lead to their...
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    I agree Canada seems to be cursed when it comes...

    I agree Canada seems to be cursed when it comes to the SO, but I had a different observation (reason) in the outdoor game loss to the US. I observed a different tactic by the 2 goalies. In a game...
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    Iím not sure why you feel that way. I wouldnít...

    Iím not sure why you feel that way. I wouldnít want to be in Russiaís shoes.
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    Agree 100%. My thought was exactly the same when...

    Agree 100%. My thought was exactly the same when I saw the replay. Bean was never given an opportunity to make a play on the puck and was hit before the players would have battled for it....
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    I enjoyed the spectacle of the outdoor game but...

    I enjoyed the spectacle of the outdoor game but you do lose a significant amount of pure hockey skill on both sides because of the conditions. Nevertheless I thought the US was the better team 5 on...
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    If the USA beats Canada and Finland I believe...

    If the USA beats Canada and Finland I believe they would finish 1st in the pool but others in this forum probably know the tie breaking formula better then me
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    Aside from this stunning upset the empty seats...

    Aside from this stunning upset the empty seats are a disappointment but not a surprise. There hasn’t been a single game with a crowd that isn’t above embarrassing. I guess USA Hockey assumed Canadian...
  11. Thread: 2017 iihf wc

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    Congrats Sweden. Hate to lose in a penalty shot...

    Congrats Sweden. Hate to lose in a penalty shot contest but at least in that contest, there was no question who performed it better
  12. Thread: 2017 iihf wc

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    Agree it's a tight game but I have seen Sweden...

    Agree it's a tight game but I have seen Sweden with cleaner chances. Agree anything can happen now I just hoe whoever scores it's a good goal not a fluke
  13. Thread: 2017 iihf wc

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    We are all even on joke calls that trip against...

    We are all even on joke calls that trip against Canada with 3 minutes remaining was ridiculous
  14. Thread: 2017 iihf wc

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    Canada 4, Russia 2 - another classic duel between...

    Canada 4, Russia 2 - another classic duel between the long time powers of the game. Hugely impressed with the Canadian comeback in the 3rd after being down 2-0. Have a new found respect for a Ryan...
  15. Thread: 2018 Olympics

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    Sticky: does anyone believe the rumors reported by TSN at...

    does anyone believe the rumors reported by TSN at the WC's that there is still an opening for the NHL to participate in 2018? My heart wants to say a definitive "yes" but my head is shaking "no".
  16. Thread: 2017 iihf wc

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    Agree on your points of caution with Canada....

    Agree on your points of caution with Canada. Against superior competition, they will be forced to play a more simple game. Still, they also have room to increase their intensity making it difficult...
  17. Thread: 2018 Olympics

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    Sticky: I don't think the NBA season is impacted. It's...

    I don't think the NBA season is impacted. It's played in the off season
  18. Thread: 2018 Olympics

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    Sticky: Sadly, such a short sighted decision by the NHL....

    Sadly, such a short sighted decision by the NHL. Not surprised but extremely disappointing day. Lost opportunity to see a best vs best.
  19. QF are set: Russia vs Denmark USA vs...

    QF are set:
    Russia vs Denmark
    USA vs Switzerland
    Sweden vs Slovakia
    Canada vs Czech Rep
  20. USA 3, Canada 1. Kudos to the US team for keeping...

    USA 3, Canada 1. Kudos to the US team for keeping their game simple. They played stingy defence, blocked a lot of shots and passing lanes, and capitalized on early PP chances.
  21. Never heard of it personally. Kind of shocked...

    Never heard of it personally. Kind of shocked that the Finnish Ice Hockey Federation would make such a move while the tournament is happening.
  22. Day 2: Switzerland 4, Czech Rep 3 in OT. Nice...

    Day 2:
    Switzerland 4, Czech Rep 3 in OT. Nice start by the Swiss
    Denmark 3, Finland 2 - Wow!! Defending champs in huge trouble now.
    Russia 9, Latvia 1
    Canada 5, Slovakia 0. Slovaks managed 6...
  23. Day 1: Sweden 6, Denmark 1 Czech Rep 2, Finland...

    Day 1:
    Sweden 6, Denmark 1
    Czech Rep 2, Finland 1
    USA 6, Latvia 1
    Canada 5, Russia 3
  24. Pre-tourney games Dec 21: USA 4, Switzerland 3...

    Pre-tourney games Dec 21:
    USA 4, Switzerland 3
    Canada 5, Czech Rep 0
  25. Pre-tourney game; Dec 19 in Montreal: Canada 5,...

    Pre-tourney game; Dec 19 in Montreal: Canada 5, Finland 0
  26. Canada Final Roster: Canada ...

    Canada Final Roster:


    Canada





    *Selection Camp Roster as of Dec. 14
  27. Dec 14, pre-tourney game: Canada 8, Czech Rep 0

    Dec 14, pre-tourney game: Canada 8, Czech Rep 0
  28. Vancouver / Victoria BC chosen to host 2019 WJC

    Vancouver / Victoria BC chosen to host 2019 WJC
  29. Thread: World Cup 2016

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    Sticky: I agree this can't replace the Olympics, and I...

    I agree this can't replace the Olympics, and I don't think the NHL / NHLPA is pretending it does. Babcock said as much today. The hockey has been good (sometimes spectacular) but it is missing an...
  30. Thread: World Cup 2016

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    Sticky: Semi final 1: Canada 5, Russia 3. Don't be...

    Semi final 1: Canada 5, Russia 3. Don't be fooled, this game wasn't close. If it wasn't for Bobrovsky, the Russian goalie, this was about a 10-3 game. I can't recall seeing Russian team ever with as...
  31. Thread: World Cup 2016

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    Sticky: Felt for the US as well. They are getting roasted...

    Felt for the US as well. They are getting roasted by retired alumni, present players, the US hockey fan contingent, etc... I think its unfair and short sighted. This tourney had a very small window...
  32. Thread: World Cup 2016

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    Sticky: You mean someone else other then me &...

    You mean someone else other then me & Heatleysucks is posting? :)
  33. Thread: World Cup 2016

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    Sticky: NA 4, Sweden 3 OT - say what you want about the...

    NA 4, Sweden 3 OT - say what you want about the format with these non-national teams, this NA team has been a huge success. Their enthusiasm mixed with their speed and skill has arguably made them...
  34. Thread: World Cup 2016

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    Sticky: Sept 18: North America 4, Finland 1 - the more...

    Sept 18:
    North America 4, Finland 1 - the more you read about the NA team and their speed and skill, you start to wonder how much is truth and how much is just media hype. After watching tonight, no...
  35. Thread: World Cup 2016

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    Sticky: Sept 18: Sweden 2, Russia 1 - what a game!...

    Sept 18:
    Sweden 2, Russia 1 - what a game! Russia scored with just over 30 seconds left to get within 1 and thought they had the tieing goal with 7 seconds (Ovechkin) but the play was ruled no goal...
  36. Thread: World Cup 2016

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    Sticky: Final: Canada 6 Czech Rep 0. - Canada's ability...

    Final: Canada 6 Czech Rep 0. - Canada's ability to run 4 effective lines out there over and over wore down the Czechs. They couldn't keep up the pace against Canada they employed in period 1. Price...
  37. Thread: World Cup 2016

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    Sticky: After Period 1: Canada 3, Czech Rep 0 - the speed...

    After Period 1: Canada 3, Czech Rep 0 - the speed of this game is at least twice as fast as the USA - Europe game. And despite the score I am hugely impressed with the Czech team. Canada is somewhat...
  38. Thread: World Cup 2016

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    Sticky: Sept 17: Europe 3, USA 0 - based on the media...

    Sept 17:
    Europe 3, USA 0 - based on the media before this game, this has to be considered a significant upset. But come to think of it, it seems anyone can beat anyone on a given night in this...
  39. Thread: World Cup 2016

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    Sticky: his stance hasn't changed and that's a good...

    his stance hasn't changed and that's a good thing. He considers the Olympics the ultimate sporting event and rightfully so. Whether the NHL agrees with him remains to be seen.
  40. Thread: World Cup 2016

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    Sticky: Final scores Team Europe 6, Sweden 2 Canada...

    Final scores
    Team Europe 6, Sweden 2

    Canada 3, Russia 2 OT
  41. Thread: World Cup 2016

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    Sticky: Pre-Tourney games Sept 13: USA 3, Finland 2...

    Pre-Tourney games

    Sept 13: USA 3, Finland 2
    Sept 14: Czech Rep 3, Team North America 2
    After period 1: Canada 1, Russia 0
    In period 2: Team Europe 3, Sweden 0
  42. Thread: World Cup 2016

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    Sticky: Well that was fast. Hockey Canada announced...

    Well that was fast. Hockey Canada announced tonight that Ryan O'Reilly (Buffalo Sabres) has replaced Seguin
  43. Thread: World Cup 2016

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    Sticky: Reports leaking out that Canada will announce...

    Reports leaking out that Canada will announce tomorrow that Tyler Seguin has a knee injury and is out of the tourney. They would be allowed to replace him according to tournament rules. Wondering if...
  44. Thread: World Cup 2016

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    Sticky: Europe showed some pride with the 7-4 score loss...

    Europe showed some pride with the 7-4 score loss (7th goal for NA empty net). A lot of people are making a huge deal of the speed of the young gun NA team. I would agree except for 2 factors that may...
  45. Thread: World Cup 2016

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    Sticky: Pre-tournament games Sept 10: Czech Rep 2,...

    Pre-tournament games Sept 10:

    Czech Rep 2, Russia 1 shootout
    Sweden 6, Finland 3
    Canada 5, USA 2
  46. Thread: World Cup 2016

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    Sticky: Sept 9: USA 4, Canada 2 - don't tell the...

    Sept 9:
    USA 4, Canada 2 - don't tell the players this was an exhibition game. This was as feisty and intense as I have seen in a while. Nasty, somewhat dirty hits (Kesler major and game misconduct...
  47. Thread: World Cup 2016

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    Sticky: Pre-tourney games: Sept 8: Russia 4, Czech...

    Pre-tourney games:

    Sept 8:
    Russia 4, Czech Rep 3
    Finland 3, Sweden 2 (OT)
    North America 4, Europe 0
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    Sticky: Final groups for 2018 games: A: CAN (1) CZE...

    Final groups for 2018 games:

    A: CAN (1) CZE (6) SUI (7) KOR (12)
    B: RUS (2) USA (5) SVK (8) SLO (11)
    C: SWE (3) FIN (4), NOR (9) GER (10)
  49. Thread: World Cup 2016

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    Sticky: Training camps for most teams start Sept 5....

    Training camps for most teams start Sept 5. Canada has 3 roster replacements due to injuries:
    Jay Bouwmeester replaces Duncan Keith
    Logan Couture replaces Jamie Benn
    Corey Perry replaces Jeff...
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    The most amazing stat of his career might be this...

    The most amazing stat of his career might be this one: he finished in the top 5 in NHL scoring for 20 consecutive years! Amazing! Most players don't even play that long!!
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