View Poll Results: Predict the results of the Day 2 Preliminary Round games

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  • SUI - KAZ, Switzerland will win

    40 93.02%
  • SUI - KAZ, Kazakhstan will win

    2 4.65%
  • LAT - RUS, Latvia will win

    7 16.28%
  • LAT - RUS, Russia will win

    36 83.72%
  • CAN - USA, Canada will win

    27 62.79%
  • CAN - USA, USA will win

    15 34.88%
  • SWE - CZE, Sweden will win

    30 69.77%
  • SWE - CZE, Czech Republic will win

    12 27.91%
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Thread: Day 2 (SUI vs KAZ, LAT vs RUS, CAN vs USA, SWE vs CZE)

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    Mens IHWC Day 2 (SUI vs KAZ, LAT vs RUS, CAN vs USA, SWE vs CZE)

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    Note: First time CET (Stockholm time), second EET (Helsinki time)
    05.05.2012, 14:00/15:00, Switzerland - Kazakhstan (Helsinki)
    05.05.2012, 16:15/17:15, Latvia - Russia (Stockholm)
    05.05.2012, 18:00/19:00, Canada - USA (Helsinki)
    05.05.2012, 20:15/21:15, Sweden - Czech Republic (Stockholm)


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    USA will show Canada that the championships has started and defeat them 4-2. SWE, RUS and SUI will prevail in the other games.
    Cum bibam cervisiam gaudeo.

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    I got patriotically optimistic and picked the USA as well, and concur with your other picks.

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    After what I saw of the first day I am quite convinced that Team USA and maybe also the Czech Republic could surprise their opponents ! Especially the Americans don't have to hide themselves against the NHLers.
    RIP Pavol Demitra, Karel Rachunek, Robert Dietrich and all the other Loko players and staff that died Sept. 7 2011 !

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    Time to see how Nolan plan is coming together, we most certainly wont win in any form trying to outscore the Russians, we have had enough trouble scoring goals in test matches. Played well against the Russians in test matches so lets see how it goes...(cant even imagine what would happen if we won. :P)

    Czechs better show up this time otherwise they will lose for sure, Americans over Canadians, Swiss over Kazakhstan.

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    Landeskog must step up vs czech, had a terrible game vs norway. (playing injured?)

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    If the American defense tightens up on their gap control, and Howard finds his form early, then the USA actually has a good chance to beat Canada.

    I see Sweden, Russia or Finland winning gold this year.

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    Switzerland dominating Kazakhztan, 2-0 after the first period, with many, many more possibilities. Berra needed one big stop.
    Goals by Rüthemann (error by Kolesnik) and Streit after a very nice play on the PP.

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    Mark Streit Rulez...
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    Thought Canada was lucky to win against a Slovakian team that played cohesively and were obviously much more comfortable on the larger ice. The bit of the US game that I watched showed the Americans were not much better than the Canadians defensively but France just didn't have the transition game to take advantage.

    This is a real "who knows" game between Canada and the US today. Canada looks better on paper but if paper decided anything, they'd hand the championship to Sweden today. My best prediction is a one goal game.

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    Kazakhstan very bad today against Switzerland. Too many penalties and too weak play in defence. Switzerland played much better and won conformtably.
    Hokej u Hrvatskoj ima svijetlu budućnost SAMO AKO mjerodavni ljudi rade svoj posao kako treba - Pršljen
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    Kazakhstan was really slow, collapsing on the net on every play, then icing the puck unnecessarily, in the end felt really bad for Kolesnik.

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    The attendance at CAN-USA looks abysmal. It's Saturday night, there're two top hockey countries with rosters full of NHL players and the bowl isn't even half full.

    Looks like Finns have flipped the organizers and their ticket prices a finger and are following the age-old local saying, "keep your car jacks".
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    Jack Johnson scores for the US in OT to defeat Canada, 5-4. And of course, it wasn't on in the US to see it happen. Go figure.
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    USA 5 Canada 4OT...
    Tough break for Canada when John Tavares took a delay of game penalty with just a second to go
    in regulation time.
    Americans deserving winners though...took the play Canada most of the game, especially the first two periods.

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    Nice game by USA, the team looks good! Maybe it smells like a medal this year? :)

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    The official number of attendance in CAN-USA: 6 842

    A number that low when two top countries meet is a serious discredit to Finland as a hockey country. And considering that's what the organizers announced, I'm expecting it to be a heavily optimistic estimate.
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    Is it just me or were there really many people wearing black/dark in attendance in the SWE-CZE game? Maybe it was just the contrast with the people wearing those bright yellow Tre Kronor jerseys and the red seats/steps in Globen. But it finally looked like the IHWC we all know and love at least in the 3rd period.

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    Solid game by SWE. Bad giveaway by Fasth tho, I hope the Anaheim scouts didnt watch this game.

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    Great game by the U.S. today. Their execution and especially their tactics were superior to Canada. The Canadian team, in contrast, looks lost to me. The score flattered Canada. What is frustrating is that the team does not appear to be able or willing to make adjustments when it is clear that the system they are currently using, is not effective. U.S. looks for real and is very much a medal contender IMO.

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    For me it is clearly that they will need a new marketing department in the organisation comittee

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