View Poll Results: Who will win between Finland and Russia?

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  • Finland (H3) will win

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  • Russia (S1) will win

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Thread: SF: Russia (S1) vs Finland (H3) game thread

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    Mens IHWC SF: Russia (S1) vs Finland (H3) game thread

    Sat May 19th, 2011. 1:30pm CET @ Helsinki, Finland

    Finland 5-0-0-2, 15pts
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    Russia 7-0-0-0, 21pts

    Post your predictions, comments before after and during the games etc....
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    I'll vote with the heart and say Finland.
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    I'll vote with my heart and mind and say Russia )))

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennison View Post
    I'll vote with the heart and say Finland.
    The Russians are unbeaten but they haven't looked invincible.
    The Norwegians gave the Russians a battle for 2 periods but Finland
    has more skill and experience than Norway and should make it tight the whole game.
    And Finland really, really, REALLY hates losing to Russia, especially at home.
    I say Finland 3-2 in OT.

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    I feel that if Norway took Russia the better part of the game to crack, then Finland can beat the Russians. I feel that it'll be a close game though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conesy View Post
    I feel that if Norway took Russia the better part of the game to crack, then Finland can beat the Russians. I feel that it'll be a close game though.
    In reality Norway had 0 chance vs Russia, ''it was just a mirage'' as a famous Latvian pulp fiction movie says...
    And Norway is not weak, this team has played together for already few years, unlike teams like Russia or Denmark who have big roster changes (and changes at the helm, as Latvia) every year... Even if Norway was where it was because Germany, Denmark and partially Latvia too (in the second part of the tournament) underperformed, the team is not weak by any definition...

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    I think Russia will win, unfortunately. There's so much more talent in the team. No use comparing to the game against Norway; Russians didn't take their opponent as seriously as they do today. They remember last year too well...

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    2 - 6, well deserved victory for Russians. Even though a couple of thinnish penalties, resulting with goals, a clearly better team won today. Congrats!
    - Yesterday, I talked to a Russian colleague of mine and said that Russians will take the WC by beating the Czechs, whereas Finns will get the bronze medals. So far so.. well, correct. :-/

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    Was most certainly not expecting this kind of scoreline but well deserved victory, just dont believe the Russians will fall in the Finals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHKStarkovs View Post
    Was most certainly not expecting this kind of scoreline but well deserved victory, just dont believe the Russians will fall in the Finals.
    Russia, with OV, Malkin and Datsuk have a roster closest to what you would see at the Olympics
    among all the contending teams here so it is no surprise to see them unbeaten.
    Watching today's game and remembering the 7-3 beating they laid on Sweden it seems they are
    just a cut above everybody else.
    I'm rooting for the Slovaks but I wouldn't bet my house on them.

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    Russia is certainly playing with the closest thing to its 'A' team as compared to any of the other big hockey powers in the tournament, so their perfect record and big win comes as no surprise.

    Still, they did what they should....use that superior roster to their advantage and put away an opponent not using anywhere near its best roster.

    Congrats to Russia, and good luck in the gold medal game, though I think they will win it comfortably.

    As for Finland, congrats on a solid tournament and good lack in the bronze medal game.

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    ))) The only consolation canadians and americans have - "olympic roster"

    Oooops what do you have here :

    http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A4%...3_and_2011.png

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Brunengraber View Post
    Russia is certainly playing with the closest thing to its 'A' team as compared to any of the other big hockey powers in the tournament, so their perfect record and big win comes as no surprise.

    Still, they did what they should....use that superior roster to their advantage and put away an opponent not using anywhere near its best roster.

    Congrats to Russia, and good luck in the gold medal game, though I think they will win it comfortably.

    As for Finland, congrats on a solid tournament and good lack in the bronze medal game.
    Russia missing about 10 players. And IMO Sweden had the closest roster to their Olympic team.

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