View Poll Results: Who will win the 2014 IHWC?

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  • Sweden

    3 8.11%
  • Finland

    4 10.81%
  • Russia

    17 45.95%
  • USA

    0 0%
  • Czech Republic

    2 5.41%
  • Canada

    3 8.11%
  • Slovakia

    0 0%
  • Switzerland

    4 10.81%
  • Norway

    0 0%
  • Germany

    0 0%
  • Denmark

    0 0%
  • Latvia

    2 5.41%
  • France

    1 2.70%
  • Belarus

    0 0%
  • Italy

    0 0%
  • Kazakhstan

    1 2.70%
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    Congrats to Russia, clearly the best team in this tournament. To bad Finland took so many penalties.
    Cum bibam cervisiam gaudeo.

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    Congrats Russia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Brunengraber View Post
    Czech offense has dried up, eh? Tough way to go out two games in a row.
    A TSN commentator said Jaromir Jagr at age 42 was the Czechs' most dangerous player...I don't know if that was necessarily praise for Jagr as much as a sad commentary on the Czechs' offensive prowess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennison View Post
    Congrats to Russia, clearly the best team in this tournament. To bad Finland took so many penalties.
    Not much doubt about which team was the best.
    10-0 wire to wire and most games were over after 40 minutes...this was the kind of performance that was hoped for in Sochi.
    Playing in Belarus was like home ice advantage...maybe even better.
    They got the crowd support but not necessarily the home crowd pressure.
    The Finns just took too many penalties and that Russian PP was killer.
    Unlike Canada and certainly unlike the Czechs, the Russians made Finland pay dearly.
    Still, a silver to go with Olympic bronze ain't too shabby for a team that had only modest expectations coming in.

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    Congrats to Russia. The Finns did put up a fight though.

    What was with Znarok communicating with the assistant coach during the game though? Was he even allowed?

    EDIT: Also he most definitely wasn't allowed during the post-game ceremony and yet he was there. That was rather arrogant and the IIHF better do something about that and stand behind their decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaaa View Post
    What was with Znarok communicating with the assistant coach during the game though? Was he even allowed?
    He wasn't allowed and Swedish newspapers have images on the microphone the russian assistant coach had taped to his wristwatch. The TV commentators were annoyed by it and said it was sad that the russians could not accept the ruling.
    Cum bibam cervisiam gaudeo.

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    Power rankings (25.May)

    1. Russia: Sochi Bear changes his name to Minsk Bear and parties!
    2. Finland: We’re #1 (at losing finals after playing our guts out)
    3. Sweden: Anders Nilsson is a better goalie than Kent Nilsson
    4. Czech Rep.: What is this “scoring” of which you speak?
    5. Canada: Whatever happens…we’re the best!
    6. United States: Europeans; will we ever understand their wacky ways?
    7. Belarus: See? Mins is way nicer than Murmansk
    8. France: In 2017, we’re gonna go full Napoléon
    9. Slovakia: Bring back Josef Golonka
    10. Switzerland: We are beatable, but our milkmaids are unbeatable
    11. Latvia: Ohs wells, there’s always nexts years
    12. Norway: Last in the Olympics, first in the Olimbics
    13. Denmark: Our new arena will be made of LEGO
    14. Germany: What is this “full Napoléon” garbage?
    15. Italy: Crank up Bocelli’s “Time to Say Goodbye”
    16. Kazakhstan: Was there ever any doubt?

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    [QUOTE=Starkovs;260783]Power rankings (25.May)


    5. Canada: Whatever happens…we’re the best!
    No Comment :D

    11. Latvia: Ohs wells, there’s always nexts years
    This is really funny!
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    The final match looked like an NHL playoff game in the opening minutes. Eventually the players got along but I do think that some of the penalties called against Finland do not stand and some of them were ridiculous (interference against the player who has the puck).

    All in all, the tournament was good, matches, crowd but the refereeing was bad and something should be done about it because the inconsistent refereeing is killing the sport. A player has to know that "there is no clean hit in the head", he has to know what is "interference" and certainly players have to know what is goalie intereference and what is not.

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    [QUOTE=Garethw87;260786]
    Quote Originally Posted by Starkovs View Post
    Power rankings (25.May)


    5. Canada: Whatever happens…we’re the best!
    No Comment :D
    Kind of like England and football, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garethw87 View Post
    Kind of like England and football, eh?
    We've already won the World Cup, might as well call it off! - Or so the media tell us everytime when soccer/football is involved yes :P
    Dinamo Riga, Manchester Storm

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    [QUOTE=Heatleysucks;260804]
    Quote Originally Posted by Garethw87 View Post
    Kind of like England and football, eh?
    Bit of a difference between 48 years and 3 months

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    Like to propose a toast to Jagr. Calling it quits from International play after a tremendous career. (If no Alexander Keiths at hand toast with whatever you have).

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    Bit of a surprise he did it the year before WC in Czech Republic surely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHawks View Post
    Bit of a surprise he did it the year before WC in Czech Republic surely?
    He might have a change of heart.
    But once a player reaches 40, one has to take it year by year.
    Maybe his body was telling him something...

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