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    Poll: My prediction would be Sweden 3-1 Denmark. Though...

    My prediction would be Sweden 3-1 Denmark. Though I've got a feeling that I'm going to be a snapphane and root for the Danish side this time.
  2. It is possible that Switzerland will be happy to...

    It is possible that Switzerland will be happy to avoid Slovakia in the quarterfinal while the Swedish team will be looking further and play for first place, thus not having to face Russia in the...
  3. Continuing on the theme of cultural differences...

    Continuing on the theme of cultural differences in hockey, I have a question for the Canadian posters. What would, in the eyes of the Canadian public, not be an acceptable thing to do in order to win...
  4. Canada was better, the Swedish power play was...

    Canada was better, the Swedish power play was awful and the stupid penalties ruined this game for our team. That said, it's a shame that an otherwise entertaining tournament has to end with such a...
  5. Poll: I think they're leaving a spot open in case the...

    I think they're leaving a spot open in case the Kings are letting Oscar Möller join.
  6. Thread: Hockey as #1 sport

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    Whether I missed the point or not, I'm still not...

    Whether I missed the point or not, I'm still not convinced. Aftonbladet is not the only part of the media that directs more attention to football. If hockey is more popular, why is there hardly any...
  7. Thread: Hockey as #1 sport

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    I didn't intend to make a personal attack (as far...

    I didn't intend to make a personal attack (as far as I know, dyslexia is not an insult). I think the sloppiness of Viktor's posts make for misunderstandings that create a hostile atmosphere, and that...
  8. Thread: Hockey as #1 sport

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    Marc, once again a brilliant post. Hats off to...

    Marc, once again a brilliant post. Hats off to you old chap.

    Edit: I'm not saying you're right, but I like the way you counter Viktor's arguments.
  9. Thread: Hockey as #1 sport

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    The poll is five years old and the results tell...

    The poll is five years old and the results tell only how many people were "interested" or "very interested", not how many of which cathegory. And 63% compared to 57% is hardly a big enough difference...
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    I think I got it perfectly right. Sure, you do...

    I think I got it perfectly right. Sure, you do have an argument, but it doesn't appear to me like it's going to change anyone's mind on this issue. Your conclusion that teams 13-16 haven't improved...
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    Sorry to say it RK, but I don't think anyone here...

    Sorry to say it RK, but I don't think anyone here gives a rat's arse for your statistics. The discussion in this thread has hardly touched the topic on which your point is being made. Besides, the...
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    Another thing worth mentioning is that teams from...

    Another thing worth mentioning is that teams from the top European leagues should get better at spotting talents from the weaker hockey nations. It's usually more beneficial for European players to...
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    Well, I wouldn't say it's unfair to call it a...

    Well, I wouldn't say it's unfair to call it a second-rank competition, since the primary target for every NHL player has to be the Stanley Cup (if not, why would they be there?). Still, I'm getting...
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    True, Karsten. Of course I'm not against this...

    True, Karsten. Of course I'm not against this discussion, I just think the way it popped up was disturbing. Despite his concern, BÅG was not even opposed to the 16-team format.
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    I think we're taking this way too seriously. The...

    I think we're taking this way too seriously. The column that i presume Karsten is referring to was written by Sportbladet's Mats Wennerholm who's a good hockey writer, but with a history of jumping...
  16. Poll: I don't think you can trust the SOG for that...

    I don't think you can trust the SOG for that game. The Swedish commentators were questioning the numbers, counting at least three Swiss efforts in the first period (10-1 according to the summary)....
  17. Poll: Well done Denmark! It's a shame the broadcast...

    Well done Denmark! It's a shame the broadcast ended before we got to hear "Kong Christian stod ved højen mast".
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    I liked the joke about Canada: "Oilers Goalie +...

    I liked the joke about Canada: "Oilers Goalie + International Hockey = Shoot From Center Ice". Though I didn't mind the German goalie's blooper either.
  19. Poll: As I said, Luxembourg's goaltending is a story of...

    As I said, Luxembourg's goaltending is a story of its own +)
  20. Thread: Hockey as #1 sport

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    I'm uncertain about restrictions to the number of...

    I'm uncertain about restrictions to the number of foreign players. Sometimes they seem unnecessary, because when you try to build a team on them you might get an unstructured result that ends in a...
  21. Thread: Hockey as #1 sport

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    Marc, very good post. It's exactly the same kind...

    Marc, very good post. It's exactly the same kind of attitude that makes some Elitserien teams hold back an expansion to 14 teams.

    I don't know that much about other European leagues, but I doubt...
  22. Thread: Hockey as #1 sport

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    Actually, you're the one who's a fan of one of...

    Actually, you're the one who's a fan of one of the smaller teams in Elitserien, that was a whisker from Kvalserien this past season. No real logic in that statement of yours.

    I'm primarily a fan...
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    So you're basically saying that the opinions of...

    So you're basically saying that the opinions of fans and teams are unvalid because of the reputation of the newspaper that gathered and presented them. You also want a TV station to decide the...
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    Will you stop being a moron about this? Bringing...

    Will you stop being a moron about this? Bringing in foreign teams is one thing, but all opinion is on the side of an expansion. The public poll that accompanied the article on this topic showed 81%...
  25. Poll: Luxembourg's goaltending is a story of its own....

    Luxembourg's goaltending is a story of its own. For this game they're putting out their third man, Philippe Lepage. Earlier in the tournament, we've seen Michel Welter record a 98% SVS% against RSA...
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    Of course I'm against the biasing, but if this is...

    Of course I'm against the biasing, but if this is what it takes to expand the U18 or U20 IHWC, I'll take it. Even though my preferred form of it would be to have no teams relegate from next season's...
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    Czech Republic in Div I would be completely...

    Czech Republic in Div I would be completely pointless though. If U20 IHWC can be considered for an expansion to 12 teams, so can U18.
  28. Poll: Shame that the final ranking of the tournament...

    Shame that the final ranking of the tournament seems to be clear after merely two rounds. I guess the game schedule was based on last year's results, but surely there could have been a better way? I...
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    I'm loving the tightness of Group B. If Sweden...

    I'm loving the tightness of Group B. If Sweden win against the Czech Republic, they are qualified for the semi-finals. If they lose while Finland beats Slovakia, they will be in the relegation group...
  30. Poll: Completely agree. You seem to have infected me...

    Completely agree. You seem to have infected me with that cough as well, hack TV2 DK.

    Ireland should be a better team than Luxembourg, especially on their home ice. If South Africa can bounce back...
  31. Poll: And the upset is complete: 5-2 for Luxembourg...

    And the upset is complete: 5-2 for Luxembourg despite being outshot 23-63. Their goalie Michel Welter must have had an amazing game before he was replaced in the 48th minute. I hope he's OK, the team...
  32. Poll: 10-0 now. Mongolia could have used that sumo...

    10-0 now. Mongolia could have used that sumo goalie.
  33. Poll: It does suck. No information at all on where the...

    It does suck. No information at all on where the webcasts have gone, neither from the IIHA nor the streaming people at Octoshape. But it's 2-0 Ireland now after the first period.
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    I don't see why the 7-game playoff format should...

    I don't see why the 7-game playoff format should be changed, since every game is as good as sold out. Now on to the expansion issue...



    More teams means that more Swedish players will get a...
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    I completely agree with Karsten. The Redhawks...

    I completely agree with Karsten. The Redhawks organization should try to think of a way to attract the Malmö crowds before they even think about fans from the other end of the bridge. I published a...
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    I would be truly surprised if he turns out...

    I would be truly surprised if he turns out quitting. It's the kind of decision that would send shockwaves all over the world of hockey as well as the state of Denmark. Think about it, this is...
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    János Vas...

    János Vas is surprisingly missing.
  38. Poll: They sure do. I can't believe how the Malmö...

    They sure do. I can't believe how the Malmö Redhawks, being the only elite team in the Øresund region (by definition for this purpose including all of Denmark), can allow themselves to completely...
  39. Poll: Without actually having seen them play, I...

    Without actually having seen them play, I definitely agree. '89 seems to be Denmark's golden generation, and it's a shame that they won't be able to measure their forces against the top sides of the...
  40. Thread: Danish Prospects

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    Hope the fact that the chance of becoming the...

    Hope the fact that the chance of becoming the first Danish player in the NHL has run out keeps him in Europe. There's still a lot he can develop at Timrå, and Denmark needs this kind of players to...
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    Italy is a yo-yo team between the WC and Div I,...

    Italy is a yo-yo team between the WC and Div I, and would have been unlikely to make the Olympics if they hadn't been qualified as host. This is about as far as imports can get you on this day, and...
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    Looking at your original post, it seems to me...

    Looking at your original post, it seems to me like you were asking a question to the board members. Well, several posters have now replied to it quite a few times (and I have to say I agree with...
  43. Poll: I can't imagine that any of the players wouldn't...

    I can't imagine that any of the players wouldn't be Armenian citizens. Forging passports would be a much more complicated (and illegal) process than making up fake club records.



    I'm getting...
  44. Poll: Actually, the list of Uratu players from the 2006...

    Actually, the list of Uratu players from the 2006 Div III squad (including the bookstore guy) is identical to the Uratu roster on Eurohockey.net. However, the Armenian club rosters on this site...
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    The delayed penalty own goal rule

    In today's Elitserien game between Brynäs and Färjestad, an own goal was scored by a Brynäs player after they had pulled their goalie because of a delayed penalty. Apparently a new rule for this...
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    I was also listening to it on the radio and his...

    I was also listening to it on the radio and his name was mentioned quite a few times. He's been involved in action in front of the goal and it sounds to me like he's making an impression. My guess is...
  47. I'm amazed at the kind of attention this...

    I'm amazed at the kind of attention this tournament is getting in Turkey. I mean, nobody in Sweden would even think of televising an event with our national team of a minor sport where we were ranked...
  48. Poll: Didn't the same thing happen in a game at the...

    Didn't the same thing happen in a game at the Euro Hockey Tour in Russia a few years ago, when the ref didn't know the rules? I think Sweden lost...
  49. Poll: Criticism has been heard over here as well,...

    Criticism has been heard over here as well, mostly for the fact that he didn't choose Joel Gistedt as his starting goalie for this game. I agree that it's strange to use Jhonas Enroth for one single...
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    Poll: Isn't Kansas City actually located in Missouri,...

    Isn't Kansas City actually located in Missouri, by the way?
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