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  1. Well, Finland proven what a motivated but...

    Well, Finland proven what a motivated but unheralded group can accomplish. Congratulations to them.
  2. Shocked that FIN knocked off Russia. Wow. ...

    Shocked that FIN knocked off Russia. Wow. Earlier I was thinking there hadn't been any real upsets at this thing. Considering the stacked Russian roster vs the no-name Fin roster, well this is a...
  3. Didn't see the RUS-USA game but I wonder what...

    Didn't see the RUS-USA game but I wonder what changes the US made after the first period ? Seems they got blown away the first 10 minutes but played more or less even the rest of the way.

    jaaa...
  4. Like I always say...better to be lucky then good....

    Like I always say...better to be lucky then good. And I don't feel sorry for the Swiss since they won last year under very similar circumstances.

    Not an impressive Win but a W nonetheless. US...
  5. So...I know some people don't believe in...

    So...I know some people don't believe in Jinxes...but Ferraro keeps talking about how uncomfortable the Swiss goalie looks but nothing goes in, and how bad the Swiss PP is and immediately they score.
  6. Well sure, but the Finnish kid has 7 pts and is...

    Well sure, but the Finnish kid has 7 pts and is +7 after 6 games while Hughes has 1 assist. Does this potentially change who goes #1 ?
    Nobody doubts Hughes is the real deal....but...is the kid from...
  7. One little bit of intrigue this year is both Jack...

    One little bit of intrigue this year is both Jack Hughes, USA (projected #1 pick in upcoming NHL draft) and Kakko Kaapo, Finland (projected #2) are playing. Hughes was a healthy scratch for the US...
  8. So I'm guessing Mantha will sit a game for the...

    So I'm guessing Mantha will sit a game for the hit to the head which means Bertuzzi will play. He had an OK season in the NHL although Mantha has been huge so far.

    I hope we don't see a repeat of...
  9. CAN played a really complete game today. Good to...

    CAN played a really complete game today. Good to beat the USA after losing twice last year. Murray was really solid and that may have been the difference this time.
  10. Yeah...I'm glad CAN will avoid them for a while. ...

    Yeah...I'm glad CAN will avoid them for a while. D might possibly be weak but you have to get the puck away from their forwards first.
    Pretty close to their O team.
  11. Yeah, congrats to the Brits. Wild & crazy...

    Yeah, congrats to the Brits. Wild & crazy finale. Good for them. Italy staying up too and since they have been everyones punching bag I'm not sure thats a good thing. As per the conversation...
  12. I agree on the fewer teams angle. Two advantages...

    I agree on the fewer teams angle. Two advantages I see, first fewer blow-outs and 2nd 1 less game/shorter tournament which might help attract beaten-up NHL players. I understand the rationale for...
  13. Clearly Canada's best game at this affair today...

    Clearly Canada's best game at this affair today against Germany. Be nice if somebody other than Stone or Mantha scored occasionally but can't complain.
  14. I think the Brits have played as well as can be...

    I think the Brits have played as well as can be expected. They had a good effort against the Finns and considering this is their first invite to the ball I think they've done OK. Italy on the other...
  15. If anybody taped the CAN-FRA game to watch...

    If anybody taped the CAN-FRA game to watch later...well don't bother. Canada went up 3-0 in the first and then figured the game was over. France scored a pair to make it interesting until Canada...
  16. Awful that SVK has another last minute disaster. ...

    Awful that SVK has another last minute disaster. As home team - and as well as they have played - well I feel they deserved better.
    Tough now to make the quarters unless Germany stumbles.

    Hockey...
  17. Montour is done for the tournament so Canada is...

    Montour is done for the tournament so Canada is minus 1 D-men. Fabro is TBD. Five guys and maybe 6 at present.
  18. A few years ago the Italian roster had a lot of...

    A few years ago the Italian roster had a lot of guys from Canada & the US and they were more competitive. Going with the local talent is surely the better way to go in the long run.
  19. Not blaming Murray for any of the 5 GA and he did...

    Not blaming Murray for any of the 5 GA and he did make some huge saves....still 5 goals is 5 goals. Hart should get a good look.

    Nothing from HC on the extent of the injuries to the 2 d-men. Bad...
  20. Wow...what a game. Certainly exciting and maybe...

    Wow...what a game. Certainly exciting and maybe good depending on your point of view. Lots of goals and Canada's 5th was really the only one I'd say was a softie. Seemed like CAN was content to...
  21. Was hoping Latvia would prevail today but Swiss...

    Was hoping Latvia would prevail today but Swiss pot the winner late. Uphill now for them to make the hardware round. Too bad, best fans.
  22. Hope so. Some playing time, some confidence,...

    Hope so. Some playing time, some confidence, can only help.
  23. And...Wow...SVK knocks off the US. And this year...

    And...Wow...SVK knocks off the US. And this year the US is loaded.
  24. Credit to the Finns for a solid game. For CAN,...

    Credit to the Finns for a solid game. For CAN, on the negative side, this was definitly the Finns "B" team with an AHL goalie they lost against. On the + side, Murray was solid, a few guys looked...
  25. 1 - 1 after 2 CAN-FIN. Canada looked better in...

    1 - 1 after 2 CAN-FIN. Canada looked better in the 2nd after a slow start.

    Turris as CAN captain is a bit of a surprising choice -- he is a veteran but just finished an awful year.
  26. Yeah, this is really bad. The team wasn't that...

    Yeah, this is really bad. The team wasn't that strong to begin with.
  27. "On paper", Finland doesn't have a very strong...

    "On paper", Finland doesn't have a very strong team. Only a couple of NHL guys and not big names. But...the Finns are always tough it seems. Find out soon.
  28. [QUOTE=alberto;291166]Jared McCann of the...

    [QUOTE=alberto;291166]Jared McCann of the Pittsburgh Penguins has been added to Canada's roster bringing the total to 23 players:
    ...
  29. The US has the best team they have ever sent to...

    The US has the best team they have ever sent to this thing, The Russians & Swedes have their usual good teams and Finland is always tough.

    In some respects it might be better to bring 3rd & 4th...
  30. Goalies are better than usual. Outside of Chabot...

    Goalies are better than usual. Outside of Chabot the D isn't too imposing. Forwards should be OK. Maybe we won't be embarrassed.
  31. I assume Canada is planning to participate this...

    I assume Canada is planning to participate this year (???) ......just exactly who and what sort of team we'll have is up for debate.
    WTH are they doing ? Can't they find 20 warm bodies to play...
  32. So....I'm assuming the braintrust at Hockey...

    So....I'm assuming the braintrust at Hockey Canada was waiting for the end of round 1 to form/announce the nucleus of the team. Hence maybe we'll hear something soon. I hope so...not optimistic. ...
  33. Right -- we still need about 15 guys. Players...

    Right -- we still need about 15 guys. Players have injuries & contract issues AND most of them have "lives". They just might have plans for the off-season or likely will make some. This reminds...
  34. Still sweating that we don't have a roster (or...

    Still sweating that we don't have a roster (or anything) from Hockey Canada. I think the most motivated guys are from the teams that didn't make the playoffs - and they are healthy. If not they'd...
  35. US announces first 17 guys. Not bad. ...

    US announces first 17 guys. Not bad. https://www.tsn.ca/eichel-demko-lead-u-s-worlds-roster-1.1292648
    Considering they can add a few this is a decent team.

    Meanwhile, no announcement from...
  36. If somebody had a lot of time it would be...

    If somebody had a lot of time it would be interesting to know which teams have the most turn-over, year on year, and how much it is. I would assume it's the US followed by Canada. Hockey Canada...
  37. Early indications are the Can squad will be weak...

    Early indications are the Can squad will be weak this year. Likely a very young team and a few grinders to fill out the roster. Also depends on the first round results of course, so we'll see. ...
  38. We finally have a decent goaltender but don't get...

    We finally have a decent goaltender but don't get him any goals. I question using Comtois on the PS. Seems there were better pure scorers available. Anyway, good game by Finland, best of luck to...
  39. Should never watch live. Way too much of a jinx.

    Should never watch live. Way too much of a jinx.
  40. Yeah, Salo unfairly took the blame. Every...

    Yeah, Salo unfairly took the blame.

    Every time the Swiss play Canada they play a very sound defensive game and are opportunistic on offense. Hence I was really surprised watching the meltdown...
  41. Two for Ripleys: 1.) Hard to believe Sweden blew...

    Two for Ripleys:
    1.) Hard to believe Sweden blew a 4-0 lead with ten minutes left.
    2.) Hard to believe Sweden hasn't lost a round-robin game in 12 years. 48-0 (after tomorrow). ...AND they have...
  42. Pretty good effort by TC against CZE tonight,...

    Pretty good effort by TC against CZE tonight, especially Dipietro. I thought the Czechs had the better of the play in the 2nd but ended up going down by a goal. Nice having a good keeper. I hope...
  43. I hate running up the score - especially when...

    I hate running up the score - especially when it's my own guys. I've heard all the excuses - don't buy it. No need to embarrass anyone.
    I was glad to see Denmark rebound with a decent game against...
  44. Here we go guys. Heatleysucks you are always an...

    Here we go guys. Heatleysucks you are always an optimist. TC will need a lot of luck to grab any hardware this year. And since I am a proven jinx I may have to tape games instead of watching live.
  45. Canada has only 1 returning player. They also...

    Canada has only 1 returning player. They also got beat up by the Russians in the annual 6 game suite against the 3 jr leagues.
    Goalies might be better then usual however...better be.
  46. I'm an old man and I don't remember the Brits...

    I'm an old man and I don't remember the Brits every being at the ball. Just guessing but I expect the fans are a wild bunch.
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    Well, congratulations to the Swiss. They wanted...

    Well, congratulations to the Swiss. They wanted it more and good for them. Disapointing, although not surprising result for CAN. I expected better from this roster but they never seemed in a...
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    Sweden has been the class of the tournament (so...

    Sweden has been the class of the tournament (so far anyway.) Very consistent - unlike just about everybody else. I don't see the US digging out of that hole.
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    Any victory over Russia is worth celebrating...

    Any victory over Russia is worth celebrating especially in OT, in the elimination stage and when the team hasn't been overwhelming.
    So celebration is on...and on to the SWISS. Seems like no lead...
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    So here are my predictions... Love to see Latvia...

    So here are my predictions...
    Love to see Latvia pull off an upset but don't think they can SWE 5 LAT 1
    Bad luck to predict CAN - RUS...but I'm not optimistic
    USA over CZE 7-2
    FIN has been...
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