View Poll Results: Who will win the quarter-final between Canada and Sweden

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Thread: QF: Canada (S2) vs Sweden (S3)

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    Mens IHWC QF: Canada (S2) vs Sweden (S3)

    Thursday May 16, 20:15 GMT+2

    Quarter-final between Canada and Sweden, discussion thread...
    Cum bibam cervisiam gaudeo.

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    I think Canada will win this. Sweden has not impressed. It looked better in parts of the game against Denmark, but the dips are just too low to defeat Canada. Unless Canada is over-confident after the last game...
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    Sweden, undouptedly... I cannot wonder two years without Sweden in semis. It never happened yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennison View Post
    I think Canada will win this. Sweden has not impressed. It looked better in parts of the game against Denmark, but the dips are just too low to defeat Canada. Unless Canada is over-confident after the last game...
    I think the game against Slovenia showed Canada one can never allow themselves to be overconfident.
    It will be interesting to see how the Sedins and PK Subban will impact their respective teams.

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    2-1 for the Swedes with the normal hannuhanhi factor ;-)

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    I really hope the Swedes are able to win this one but I have my doubts they can. I will take Canada in a close one.

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    I'll be cheering for Sweden, but they need to up their game if there's to be any chance of them winning it.
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    Sweden has not impressed me this tournament. I think Canada will win.

    With that said, I'll be cheering for Sweden to win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Brunengraber View Post
    Sweden has not impressed me this tournament. I think Canada will win.

    With that said, I'll be cheering for Sweden to win.
    I'm with you on this one. My heart says Sweden, but my mind says Canada...
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    I'll go with Team "Swedin". The Sedins have excelled in the NHL but their game is still better suited to the larger ice. Unless Lindy Ruff's continued tinkering produces some miracle combination, I believe the Sedins will give Sweden the edge today.

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    Canada will have a fire under their arses after almost losing to Slovenia...Ruff will have had some teaching points...and with PK in the lineup, our PP will be much better. So...Im taking Canada.

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    What an ugly play by Edler. That would be called intent to injure and earn a suspension of several games in the NHL.

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    The Swedish commentators felt that the 5+20 for Edler was a harsh call, but that the play definitely warranted a 2min penalty. Then they said something about kneeing that causes injury is an automatic game misconduct. I thought it looked more like a collision than an intentional hit.
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    Yes!! Nice to be surprised once in a while. Canada looked superior in the second period, but Sweden came back strong in the third. I was on the edge of the seat the entire overtime and shootout.

    Semi-final vs. Finland, what a classic. Too bad I am busy Saturday afternoon.
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    It's always a judgement call. I thought he had lots of time to get his knee out of the way but he chose to keep it planted. I feel badly for Staal!

    Nice win for Sweden and a very entertaining game to watch. The Sedins turned the PP around.

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    With PK Subban, you take the bad with the good.
    A dumb pinch by him almost resulted in a goal.
    Another QF exit...dammit!
    For what it's worth, who gets placed 5-8?
    I would think Canada would be 5th because they had the
    best prelim record of the losing quarter-finalists...not that means squat!

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    Super performance from Sweden, really happy they won.

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    Let's put this simply: Staal made no move to avoid a shouler-on-shoulder collision, which it should have been. This was a targeted knee-on-knee hit by a guy who is not known for this kind of cheap shot.

    You'll notice that Edler was on a line to make a solid, clean bodycheck, however he moves a hint to his left and extends his right leg. Staal makes no move, in fact looks like he's bracing for a clean bodycheck.

    The NHL allows fighting... and there are three other Staal brothers in that league. Edler is going to be in for a very difficult season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steigs View Post
    Let's put this simply: Staal made no move to avoid a shouler-on-shoulder collision, which it should have been. This was a targeted knee-on-knee hit by a guy who is not known for this kind of cheap shot.

    You'll notice that Edler was on a line to make a solid, clean bodycheck, however he moves a hint to his left and extends his right leg. Staal makes no move, in fact looks like he's bracing for a clean bodycheck.

    The NHL allows fighting... and there are three other Staal brothers in that league. Edler is going to be in for a very difficult season.
    The Carolina Hurricanes got some pretty good news concerning Eric Staal`s knee injury.
    Staal has apparently sustained a third degree MCL strain and will NOT require surgery.
    He will need about three months of rehab so he could be ready to join the Canes
    for their training camp in September.


    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/...urricanes.html

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