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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Wagon View Post
    The US has the best team they have ever sent to this thing.
    Certainly one of the youngest ever squads with not a single player aged 30 or older.
    Bringing their average age down will be #1 draft prospect Jack Hughes, late of the bronze winning U18 squad.
    Hughes, who won't turn 18 until May 14, 4 days into the tournament, is said to be the youngest ever player selected to an American WHC team.

    He's even younger than Pat Lafontaine and The Diaper Line from the 1984 Olympic team.
    As one might have guessed, he is the first player to play at the U18s and the senior Worlds for the States in the same year.
    I can't imagine there have been many other players for other countries who accomplished the same feat.

    This tournament could be a coming out party for him.
    I remember a 16 year old Wayne Gretzky totally dominating the 1978 U20s in Montreal, a tournament laden with 19 year olds.
    It would be expecting a lot to see a comparable performance from Hughes going up against grown men but I think he will more than hold his own.

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    Slovakia Slovakia Current Roster

    G Mare Ciliak (Kometa Brno/CZE) 1990
    G Denis Godla (Kalpa Kuopio/FIN) 1995
    G Patrik Rybar (Grand Rapids Griffins/AHL) 1993

    D Martio Grman (HC Slovan Bratislava/KHL) 1997
    D Patrick Koch (HC Kosice/SVK) 1996
    D Marek Daloga (Mira IK/SEL) 1989
    D Michal Cajkovsky (Dinamo Moscow/KHL) 1992
    D Martin Fehervary (HV 71/SEL) 1999
    D Chsitian Jaros (Ottawa Senators/NHL) 1996
    D Andrej Sekera (Edmonton Oilers/NHL) 1986
    D Erik Cernak (Tampa Bay Lightning/NHL) 1997
    D Martin Marincin (Toronto Maple Leafs/NHL) 1992

    F David Bondra (Hk Poprad/SVK) 1992
    F David Buc (HC Slovan Bratislava/KHL) 1987
    F Samuel Bucek (HK Nitra/SVK) 1998
    F Robert Lantosi (Hk Nitra/SVK) 1995
    F Adam Liska (HC Slovan Bratislava/KHL) 1999
    F Mario Lunter (HC 05 Banska Bystrica/SVK) 1994
    F Ladislav Nagy(HC Kosice/SVK) 1979
    F Matus Sukel (HC Slovan Bratislava/KHL) 1996
    F Marian Studenic (Binghampton Devils/AHL) 1998
    F Richard Panik (Arizona Coyotes/NHL) 1991
    F Tomas Tatar (Montreal Canadiens/NHL) 1990
    F Tomas Zigo (HC 05 Banska Bystrica) 1992
    F Marko Dano (Manitoba Moose/AHL) 1994
    F Libor Hudacek (Bili Tygri Liberec/CZE) 1990
    F Tomas Marcinko (HC Ocelari Trinec/CZE) 1988

    EXHIBITION GAMES
    04/04 Slovakia - Sweden 0:4
    11/04 Germany - Slovakia 2:1
    13/04 Germany - Slovakia 3:1
    19/04 Austria - Slovakia 1:5
    20/04 Austria - Slovakia 1:2 SO
    26/04 Slovakia - Czech republic 1:3
    27/04 Slovakia - Czech republic 0:2
    04/05 Slovakia - Great Britain
    07/05 Slovakia - Norway

    I guess we might have a slight chance of makingthe QF if we managed to keep the opponent's score to 1 or 0 goals.
    25th of June 2015 - Worst day in the history of modern hockey in Slovakia

    See you in 2019...perhaps...

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    Germany

    Second big cut on the german side:

    OUT:
    Domink Bokk (Växjö Lakers / SHL)
    Stephan Daschner (Straubing Tigers)
    Simon Sezemsky (Augsburger Panther)
    David Elsner (ERC Ingolstadt)
    Tim Wohlgemuth (ERC Ingolstadt)



    IN:
    Moritz Seider (Adler Mannheim)
    Denis Reul (Adler Mannheim)
    Matthias Plachta (Adler Mannheim)
    Markus Eisenschmid (Adler Mannheim)
    Yasin Ehliz (Red Bull München)
    Patrick Hager (Red Bull München)
    Frank Mauer (Red Bull München)
    Yannic Seidenberg (Red Bull München)



    Therefore the german roster for the IHWC 2019 looks like this now:


    GOALIES:
    Niklas Treutle (Nürnberg Ice Tigers)
    Dustin Strahlmeier (Schwenninger Wild Wings)
    Matthias Niederberger (Düsseldorfer EG)

    DEFENCEMEN:
    Marco Nowak (Düsseldorfer EG)
    Benedikt Schopper (Straubing Tigers)
    Fabio Wagner (ERC Ingolstadt)
    Jonas Müller (Eisbären Berlin)
    Korbinian Holzer (Anaheim Ducks /NHL)
    Moritz Müller (Kölner Haie)
    Denis Reul (Adler Mannheim)
    Moritz Seider (Adler Mannheim)
    Yannic Seidenberg (Red Bull München)


    FORWARDS:

    Stefan Loibl (Straubing Tigers)
    Gerrit Fauser (Grizzlys Wolfsburg)
    Lean Bergmann (Iserlohn Roosters)
    Marc Michaelis (Minnesota State University)
    Leo Pföderl (Nürnberg Ice Tigers)
    Marcel Noebels (Eisbären Berlin)
    Fabio Pfohl (Kölner Haie)
    Frederik Tiffels (Kölner Haie)
    Leon Draisaitl (Edmonton Oilers / NHL)
    Dominik Kahun (Chicago Blackhawks / NHL)
    Matthias Plachta (Adler Mannheim)
    Markus Eisenschmid (Adler Mannheim)
    Frank Mauer (Red Bull München)
    Yasin Ehliz (Red Bull München)
    Patrick Hager (Red Bull München)


    Notable players missing:
    Konrad Abeltshauser (EHC Red Bull München) ---> injured


    Players that have been cut during the preperation camps:

    Dominik Bittner (Schwenninger Wild Wings)
    Mirko Höfflin (Schwenninger Wild Wings)
    Marcus Weber (Nürnberg Ice Tigers)
    Kai Wissmann (Eisbären Berlin)
    Marcel Kurth (Schwenninger Wild Wings)
    Sven Ziegler (Straubing Tigers)
    Björn Krupp (Grizzlys Wolfsburg)
    Parker Tuoumie (Minnesota State University)
    Domink Bokk (Växjö Lakers / SHL)
    Stephan Daschner (Straubing Tigers)
    Simon Sezemsky (Augsburger Panther)
    David Elsner (ERC Ingolstadt)
    Tim Wohlgemuth (ERC Ingolstadt)



    Results so far:

    Germany - Slovakia 2-1
    Germany - Slovakia 3-1

    Czech Republic - Germany 5-4
    Czech Republic - Germany 5-4

    Germany - Austria 2-3
    Germany - Austria 5-1

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    Jared McCann of the Pittsburgh Penguins has been added to Canada's roster bringing the total to 23 players:

    https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/...-championship/

    There is also an 8th defenceman practicing with the team with the last name of Dorion(according to TSN). I am not sure who that is. I imagine it is a Canadian playing in Europe. Anyone know?

    (From TSN) Canada used the following practice lines Monday:

    Forwards

    Marchessault-Tavares-Stone
    Strome-Couturier-Reinhart
    Henrique-Turris-Mantha
    Bertuzzi-Joseph-Cirelli/McCann

    Defence

    Chabot - Montour
    Nurse - Severson
    Theodore - Stecher
    Fabbro - (Dorion)

    Goaltenders

    Murray
    Hart
    Blackwood

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaaa View Post
    G Mare Ciliak (Kometa Brno/CZE) 1990
    G Denis Godla (Kalpa Kuopio/FIN) 1995
    G Patrik Rybar (Grand Rapids Griffins/AHL) 1993

    D Martio Grman (HC Slovan Bratislava/KHL) 1997
    D Patrick Koch (HC Kosice/SVK) 1996
    D Marek Daloga (Mira IK/SEL) 1989
    D Michal Cajkovsky (Dinamo Moscow/KHL) 1992
    D Martin Fehervary (HV 71/SEL) 1999
    D Chsitian Jaros (Ottawa Senators/NHL) 1996
    D Andrej Sekera (Edmonton Oilers/NHL) 1986
    D Erik Cernak (Tampa Bay Lightning/NHL) 1997
    D Martin Marincin (Toronto Maple Leafs/NHL) 1992

    F David Bondra (Hk Poprad/SVK) 1992
    F David Buc (HC Slovan Bratislava/KHL) 1987
    F Samuel Bucek (HK Nitra/SVK) 1998
    F Robert Lantosi (Hk Nitra/SVK) 1995
    F Adam Liska (HC Slovan Bratislava/KHL) 1999
    F Mario Lunter (HC 05 Banska Bystrica/SVK) 1994
    F Ladislav Nagy(HC Kosice/SVK) 1979
    F Matus Sukel (HC Slovan Bratislava/KHL) 1996
    F Marian Studenic (Binghampton Devils/AHL) 1998
    F Richard Panik (Arizona Coyotes/NHL) 1991
    F Tomas Tatar (Montreal Canadiens/NHL) 1990
    F Tomas Zigo (HC 05 Banska Bystrica) 1992
    F Marko Dano (Manitoba Moose/AHL) 1994
    F Libor Hudacek (Bili Tygri Liberec/CZE) 1990
    F Tomas Marcinko (HC Ocelari Trinec/CZE) 1988

    EXHIBITION GAMES
    04/04 Slovakia - Sweden 0:4
    11/04 Germany - Slovakia 2:1
    13/04 Germany - Slovakia 3:1
    19/04 Austria - Slovakia 1:5
    20/04 Austria - Slovakia 1:2 SO
    26/04 Slovakia - Czech republic 1:3
    27/04 Slovakia - Czech republic 0:2
    04/05 Slovakia - Great Britain
    07/05 Slovakia - Norway

    I guess we might have a slight chance of makingthe QF if we managed to keep the opponent's score to 1 or 0 goals.
    Forward Michal Kristof has joined the Slovak team ahead of today's exhibition game against Norway. Patrik Rybar who couldn't play in the win over GB on Satruday due to missing gear is expected to make the start today.
    25th of June 2015 - Worst day in the history of modern hockey in Slovakia

    See you in 2019...perhaps...

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    [QUOTE=alberto;291166]Jared McCann of the Pittsburgh Penguins has been added to Canada's roster bringing the total to 23 players:

    https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/...-championship/

    There is also an 8th defenceman practicing with the team with the last name of Dorion(according to TSN). I am not sure who that is. I imagine it is a Canadian playing in Europe. Anyone know?

    Looks like the Dorion is Marc-Andre who plays for Linz (?).
    http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=73338

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    [QUOTE=Chuck Wagon;291171]
    Quote Originally Posted by alberto View Post
    Jared McCann of the Pittsburgh Penguins has been added to Canada's roster bringing the total to 23 players:

    https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/...-championship/

    There is also an 8th defenceman practicing with the team with the last name of Dorion(according to TSN). I am not sure who that is. I imagine it is a Canadian playing in Europe. Anyone know?

    Looks like the Dorion is Marc-Andre who plays for Linz (?).
    http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=73338
    Yes, that is him. This article talks about his tryout with Team Canada https://www.kleinezeitung.at/sport/e...nada-auflaufen

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    Canada 7 Austria 5

    Canada scores a wobbly 7-5 pre-tourney win today at the Erste Bank Arena in Vienna as they overcame some shaky goaltending.
    No doubt inspired by playing in front of a home crowd Austria took the lead four times before the Canadians finally forged ahead for good.
    Canada held a wide edge in shots 50-18 but the two Canadian goaltenders had a rather forgettable evening.
    Matt Murray, showing perhaps why the Islanders swept the Penguins in four games, allowed four goals on just 15 shots.
    That's a nifty save percentage of .733.
    Murray gave way to Carter Hart who played the third period.
    He faced a mere three shots but allowed one goal.
    They call these games tune-ups and it is obvious that some aspects of Canada's game needs a lot of work, especially it seems, between the pipes.

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    This is the last cut on the german side:

    OUT:
    Fabio Wagner (ERC Ingolstadt)
    Fabio Pfohl (Kölner Haie)



    This is the german roster for the IHWC 2019:


    GOALIES:
    Niklas Treutle (Nürnberg Ice Tigers)
    Dustin Strahlmeier (Schwenninger Wild Wings)
    Matthias Niederberger (Düsseldorfer EG)

    DEFENCEMEN:
    Marco Nowak (Düsseldorfer EG)
    Benedikt Schopper (Straubing Tigers)
    Jonas Müller (Eisbären Berlin)
    Korbinian Holzer (Anaheim Ducks /NHL)
    Moritz Müller (Kölner Haie)
    Denis Reul (Adler Mannheim)
    Moritz Seider (Adler Mannheim)
    Yannic Seidenberg (Red Bull München)


    FORWARDS:

    Stefan Loibl (Straubing Tigers)
    Gerrit Fauser (Grizzlys Wolfsburg)
    Lean Bergmann (Iserlohn Roosters)
    Marc Michaelis (Minnesota State University)
    Leo Pföderl (Nürnberg Ice Tigers)
    Marcel Noebels (Eisbären Berlin)
    Frederik Tiffels (Kölner Haie)
    Leon Draisaitl (Edmonton Oilers / NHL)
    Dominik Kahun (Chicago Blackhawks / NHL)
    Matthias Plachta (Adler Mannheim)
    Markus Eisenschmid (Adler Mannheim)
    Frank Mauer (Red Bull München)
    Yasin Ehliz (Red Bull München)
    Patrick Hager (Red Bull München)


    Notable players missing:
    Konrad Abeltshauser (EHC Red Bull München) ---> injured
    Thomas Greiss (NY Islanders) ---> declined to participate
    Dennis Seidenberg (NY Islandes) ---> declined to participate
    Tom Kühnhackl (NY Islanders) ---> declined to participate


    Players that have been cut during the preperation camps:

    Dominik Bittner (Schwenninger Wild Wings)
    Mirko Höfflin (Schwenninger Wild Wings)
    Marcus Weber (Nürnberg Ice Tigers)
    Kai Wissmann (Eisbären Berlin)
    Marcel Kurth (Schwenninger Wild Wings)
    Sven Ziegler (Straubing Tigers)
    Björn Krupp (Grizzlys Wolfsburg)
    Parker Tuoumie (Minnesota State University)
    Domink Bokk (Växjö Lakers / SHL)
    Stephan Daschner (Straubing Tigers)
    Simon Sezemsky (Augsburger Panther)
    David Elsner (ERC Ingolstadt)
    Tim Wohlgemuth (ERC Ingolstadt)
    Fabio Pfohl (Kölner Haie)
    Fabio Wagner (ERC Ingolstadt)



    Results preperation games:

    Germany - Slovakia 2-1
    Germany - Slovakia 3-1

    Czech Republic - Germany 5-4
    Czech Republic - Germany 5-4

    Germany - Austria 2-3
    Germany - Austria 5-1

    Germany - USA 2-5

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    Slovakia Final Roster

    OUT:
    D Kristian Grman
    F Samuel Bucek
    F Tomas Marcinko


    G Mare Ciliak (Kometa Brno/CZE) 1990
    G Denis Godla (Kalpa Kuopio/FIN) 1995
    G Patrik Rybar (Grand Rapids Griffins/AHL) 1993

    D Patrick Koch (HC Kosice/SVK) 1996
    D Marek Daloga (Mira IK/SEL) 1989
    D Michal Cajkovsky (Dinamo Moscow/KHL) 1992
    D Martin Fehervary (HV 71/SEL) 1999
    D Chsitian Jaros (Ottawa Senators/NHL) 1996
    D Andrej Sekera (Edmonton Oilers/NHL) 1986
    D Erik Cernak (Tampa Bay Lightning/NHL) 1997
    D Martin Marincin (Toronto Maple Leafs/NHL) 1992

    F David Bondra (Hk Poprad/SVK) 1992
    F David Buc (HC Slovan Bratislava/KHL) 1987
    F Michal Kristof (Karpat Oulu/FIN) 1993
    F Robert Lantosi (Hk Nitra/SVK) 1995
    F Adam Liska (HC Slovan Bratislava/KHL) 1999
    F Mario Lunter (HC 05 Banska Bystrica/SVK) 1994
    F Ladislav Nagy(HC Kosice/SVK) 1979
    F Matus Sukel (HC Slovan Bratislava/KHL) 1996
    F Marian Studenic (Binghampton Devils/AHL) 1998
    F Richard Panik (Arizona Coyotes/NHL) 1991
    F Tomas Tatar (Montreal Canadiens/NHL) 1990
    F Tomas Zigo (HC 05 Banska Bystrica) 1992
    F Marko Dano (Manitoba Moose/AHL) 1994
    F Libor Hudacek (Bili Tygri Liberec/CZE) 1990

    EXHIBITION GAMES
    04/04 Slovakia - Sweden 0:4
    11/04 Germany - Slovakia 2:1
    13/04 Germany - Slovakia 3:1
    19/04 Austria - Slovakia 1:5
    20/04 Austria - Slovakia 1:2 SO
    26/04 Slovakia - Czech republic 1:3
    27/04 Slovakia - Czech republic 0:2
    04/05 Slovakia - Great Britain 6:1
    07/05 Slovakia - Norway 3:2 OT
    25th of June 2015 - Worst day in the history of modern hockey in Slovakia

    See you in 2019...perhaps...

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    "On paper", Finland doesn't have a very strong team. Only a couple of NHL guys and not big names. But...the Finns are always tough it seems. Find out soon.

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    John Tavares was injured in practice today and will not participate in the World Championships:
    https://www.tsn.ca/toronto-maple-lea...onto-1.1303067

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    Quote Originally Posted by alberto View Post
    John Tavares was injured in practice today and will not participate in the World Championships:
    https://www.tsn.ca/toronto-maple-lea...onto-1.1303067
    Oh bloody hell!
    I don't suppose they can name a replacement at this stage, right?
    It really isn't that serious an injury in that he should be fine for Leafs training camp.
    But as far as Team Canada is concerned, this is a body blow.
    This could be the difference between a medal and a QF exit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heatleysucks View Post
    Oh bloody hell!
    I don't suppose they can name a replacement at this stage, right?
    It really isn't that serious an injury in that he should be fine for Leafs training camp.
    But as far as Team Canada is concerned, this is a body blow.
    This could be the difference between a medal and a QF exit.
    Darren Dreger of TSN is reporting that Jason Botterill of Team Canada is frantically working the phones to bring someone over to replace Tavares. Will anyone who was just eliminated in the 2nd round answer the call? I would imagine most of these guys are pretty banged up and will decline but we can always hope that someone with a great deal of talent might say yes. In the meantime, they will have to go with the 22 players they have and hope that these guys play well.

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    Yeah, this is really bad. The team wasn't that strong to begin with.

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    Slovakia will miss Libor Hudacek due to sickness in the opening game tonight.
    25th of June 2015 - Worst day in the history of modern hockey in Slovakia

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    1 - 1 after 2 CAN-FIN. Canada looked better in the 2nd after a slow start.

    Turris as CAN captain is a bit of a surprising choice -- he is a veteran but just finished an awful year.

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    Tyson Jost will join Team Canada. That brings the roster up to 23 players. 2 more spots available

    https://www.tsn.ca/colorado-avalanch...nada-1.1303655

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    Finland 3 Canada 1

    Not a good start for the Canadians as they lose to a Finnish team missing most of its NHL stars.
    An early 3rd period PP goal and and an empty netter sealed Canada's fate.
    Next up for Canada is Great Britain and hopefully a chance to get untracked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heatleysucks View Post
    Finland 3 Canada 1

    Not a good start for the Canadians as they lose to a Finnish team missing most of its NHL stars.
    An early 3rd period PP goal and and an empty netter sealed Canada's fate.
    Next up for Canada is Great Britain and hopefully a chance to get untracked.
    The team needs time to gel. A few practices and one exhibition game is simply not going to do it. As you say, hopefully the game against Great Britain will be a chance for the forwards to break out and the lines to get used to each other.
    TSN is reporting that Pierre-Luc Dubois will also join Team Canada. That would bring the total to 14 forwards, 7 defencemen and 3 goalies, leaving only one roster spot available which will definitely be for someone on defence.

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    Slovakia - USA 4:1

    What a game for Slovakia tonight! I don't think I have had this much fun watching a Slovak men's NT game at least since 2012 IHWC. And this one is even sweeter because a) home ice and b) I have seen many of these players go through the junior NTs and it's really cool to see them shine on the big stage.

    It's hard to highlight any of the players as this was very much a team effort and every single player stuck to the system and they did it for the whole 60 minutes which is frankly rather unusual for our NT. I loved the attitude which clearly said that they came to win the game.

    After the 1:1 goal, I was worried that the US would gain momentum, but they seemed surprised that the Slovaks just kept going.

    Could be a great game against the Finns tomorrow, just hope that our guys won't be too tired from tonight's efforts and if they are that they get some extra energy from the crowd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaaa View Post
    Slovakia - USA 4:1


    After the 1:1 goal, I was worried that the US would gain momentum, but they seemed surprised that the Slovaks just kept going.
    The Americans were outnumbered the entire game...about 8,000 to 6.
    If you ever want to an underdog empowered by a home crowd this game was it.
    If this game was played anywhere else the Americans probably win 9 times out of 10.
    But there was no way the Slovaks were going to lose today.
    Not with that intensity, determination and sheer desperation.
    The question is can Slovakia carry the momentum forward, especially against the Finns and Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alberto View Post
    The team needs time to gel. A few practices and one exhibition game is simply not going to do it. As you say, hopefully the game against Great Britain will be a chance for the forwards to break out and the lines to get used to each other.
    TSN is reporting that Pierre-Luc Dubois will also join Team Canada. That would bring the total to 14 forwards, 7 defencemen and 3 goalies, leaving only one roster spot available which will definitely be for someone on defence.
    Credit to the Finns for a solid game. For CAN, on the negative side, this was definitly the Finns "B" team with an AHL goalie they lost against. On the + side, Murray was solid, a few guys looked OK, Mantha, Chabot, Stone and this was really an even game with a fluky goal to win it. Some of the apparent bad passes and passes to nowhere are likely due to these guys not knowing each other. Hockey Canada is very late announcing the roster, shortens the prep time and schedule a solitary exhibition game against Austria so the result is to be expected.

    Still puzzled by Turris getting the C. He's trying to find his own game, why burden him with more responsibility ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heatleysucks View Post
    The Americans were outnumbered the entire game...about 8,000 to 6.
    If you ever want to an underdog empowered by a home crowd this game was it.
    If this game was played anywhere else the Americans probably win 9 times out of 10.
    But there was no way the Slovaks were going to lose today.
    Not with that intensity, determination and sheer desperation.
    The question is can Slovakia carry the momentum forward, especially against the Finns and Canada.
    Tough to say as it is an exhausting way to play, I think.

    But they mainly need to carry it to the games against GB, Den, Fra and Ger. Everything else would be just a bonus. (And I'm not saying that the other 4 are a given at all).
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    And...Wow...SVK knocks off the US. And this year the US is loaded.

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    Switzerland 9 Italy 0

    The Swiss totally destroy Italy with an offensive barrage rarely seen from this nation.
    It has to be remembered the Swiss came oh so close to winning their first world championship last year.
    And judging from this impressive result the Swiss look like contenders for gold again.

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    Canada cruises to an easy 8-0 win over Great Britain outshooting them 56-12. Mantha was huge with 5 points. The chemistry was much better than in the first game. Let us hope it will continue against Slovakia tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alberto View Post
    Canada cruises to an easy 8-0 win over Great Britain outshooting them 56-12. Mantha was huge with 5 points. The chemistry was much better than in the first game. Let us hope it will continue against Slovakia tomorrow.
    Hope so. Some playing time, some confidence, can only help.

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    Was hoping Latvia would prevail today but Swiss pot the winner late. Uphill now for them to make the hardware round. Too bad, best fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Wagon View Post
    Hope so. Some playing time, some confidence, can only help.
    Canada faces a test tomorrow against Slovakia.
    The Slovaks played incredibly well against the Americans.
    Their energy level dipped a bit against Finland.
    But considering it was their second game in as many days I suppose they were bound to have an emotional letdown.
    I expect they will come after Canada like they did the Americans and we better be ready.

    If Canada can get by the Slovaks and the US beats Finland it'll be a logjam atop Group A.

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    Slovakia will miss Marek Daloga who was hit in the face by a puck after a rather unfortunate deflection from one of his teammate's stick, he is still on concussion watch and it remains to be seen if he will return for later games.

    On the other hand, Libor Hudacek is now 100% fit and scheduled to play and might inject some much needed creativity into the team.

    Also, Rybar will make the start and he was better in his opener than Ciliak against the Finns.

    Plus our guys had a day off and don't have to worry about a game tomorrow either, so they should be able to give it their all.

    I am hoping for a repeat of Friday's performance and above all for a good and exciting game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaaa View Post

    I am hoping for a repeat of Friday's performance and above all for a good and exciting game.
    Wow...what a game. Certainly exciting and maybe good depending on your point of view. Lots of goals and Canada's 5th was really the only one I'd say was a softie. Seemed like CAN was content to sit on a one goal lead because SVK really took over in the 3rd.

    Unfortunately there will be controversy on the calls/non-calls. I thought they made the right call on the goalie interference. Tripping call that led to the winner seemed pretty obvious...ie even in that situation the refs make that call. Tough loss for SVK though under the circumstances.

    Canada maybe down to 5 D-men. They have 1 roster spot left and I assume they are looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Wagon View Post
    Wow...what a game. Certainly exciting and maybe good depending on your point of view. Lots of goals and Canada's 5th was really the only one I'd say was a softie. Seemed like CAN was content to sit on a one goal lead because SVK really took over in the 3rd.
    What really sucks for Slovakia is that they were one second away from getting at least one point which could be crucial.
    That extra OT point could come in handy for Finland even though they lost to the States.
    Didn't expect the Sweden-Norway game to be THAT one sided....sure are a lot of blowouts so far.
    Most disappointing game today was the Czech Russia match, especially for the pro Czech crowd that didn't see a goal from their team.
    Pretty frustrating to watch.

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    Not blaming Murray for any of the 5 GA and he did make some huge saves....still 5 goals is 5 goals. Hart should get a good look.

    Nothing from HC on the extent of the injuries to the 2 d-men. Bad enough to keep them both out of the 3rd period in a very tight game.

    SVK should still make the quarters. Weird schedule for them front-loading US,FIN & Canada.

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    I was going to be angry/disappointed about our players blowing a 2 goal lead twice after that game, instead I was angry about the morons at the stadium who had to ruin the game with throwing bottles and whistling during the Canadian anthem. That's just classless no matter how much that loss hurts.

    But another good effort from our players and we were extremely close to getting at least one point. I just hope that it won't crush the players' spirit. I am not 100% convinced about them making the QFs yet, it will be a completely different tourney against the other four teams.

    As for having a tough schedule, that could be a good sign, we had similar one in Helsinki 2012 and that ended pretty well, haha.

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    Wow are there ever a lot of blowouts at this championship so far. You have to feel bad for Great Britain and Italy. They have looked lost out there. I don't think any of us expect either of these teams to stay up. Their goalies are going to need long vacations after this tournament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alberto View Post
    Wow are there ever a lot of blowouts at this championship so far. You have to feel bad for Great Britain and Italy. They have looked lost out there. I don't think any of us expect either of these teams to stay up. Their goalies are going to need long vacations after this tournament.
    I flipped back and forth between the two games.
    If anything, the Italy-Latvia game was even more one sided the 9-0 GB-Denmark game.
    The difference was netminding.
    The British goaltenders struggled today, allowing nine goals on 42 shots with several goals of the iffy type.
    OTOH, Italian goaltender Andreas Bernard worked miracles, keeping Latvia at bay despite a 60+ shot barrage.
    He held the Latvians scoreless in the first period, despite the Italians being outshot 21-2.
    The fact the Italians were even in a position to pull the goalie at the end of game down only 2-0 is a testament to how brilliant Bernard was.

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    A few years ago the Italian roster had a lot of guys from Canada & the US and they were more competitive. Going with the local talent is surely the better way to go in the long run.

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    Montour is done for the tournament so Canada is minus 1 D-men. Fabro is TBD. Five guys and maybe 6 at present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Wagon View Post
    Montour is done for the tournament so Canada is minus 1 D-men. Fabro is TBD. Five guys and maybe 6 at present.
    That rare two day break for Canada could not have come at a better time.
    The D is really getting banged up...more reinforcements on the way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heatleysucks View Post
    That rare two day break for Canada could not have come at a better time.
    The D is really getting banged up...more reinforcements on the way?
    Only one roster spot left so it has to be a defenceman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heatleysucks View Post
    That rare two day break for Canada could not have come at a better time.
    The D is really getting banged up...more reinforcements on the way?
    Canada calls up defenceman Philippe Myers from the Flyers. That fills the final roster spot.

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    Awful that SVK has another last minute disaster. As home team - and as well as they have played - well I feel they deserved better.
    Tough now to make the quarters unless Germany stumbles.

    Hockey Canada finds an AHL/NHL d-man. As always puzzled why they don't look at European-based talent. Myers did play U-20 a couple of years ago and maybe that is part of the "thinking". But couldn't they find an experienced & skilled Euro player familiar with the big ice?

    Glad the Brits played well against the Yanks. Good for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Wagon View Post
    Awful that SVK has another last minute disaster. As home team - and as well as they have played - well I feel they deserved better.
    Tough now to make the quarters unless Germany stumbles.

    Hockey Canada finds an AHL/NHL d-man. As always puzzled why they don't look at European-based talent. Myers did play U-20 a couple of years ago and maybe that is part of the "thinking". But couldn't they find an experienced & skilled Euro player familiar with the big ice?

    Glad the Brits played well against the Yanks. Good for them.
    What a spectacular choke it was. Really stupid tactics from our guys trying to score the 3:2 goal with two minutes left, when the 1 point from a tie might have been all they needed.

    No way to get through the Germans anymore, they have 12 points, even if Slovakia wins the next 3 games, Germany will advance based on better game against SVK.

    The only way Slovakia could still make the QFs would be if the US choke majorly and lose two of their games against DEN/GER/CAN.

    And that seems largely out of the realm of possibility. And even then Slovakia would need to get all 9 points against Danes, French and Brits, which I am not confident they will do with the morale being pretty low after the last two games.

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    If anybody taped the CAN-FRA game to watch later...well don't bother. Canada went up 3-0 in the first and then figured the game was over. France scored a pair to make it interesting until Canada played the 5 minutes with some intensity that Ray Ferraro said they needed and it ended 5-2. Lack of focus/intensity by Canada once they had the lead made for a dull game and is a cause for concern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Wagon View Post
    If anybody taped the CAN-FRA game to watch later...well don't bother. Canada went up 3-0 in the first and then figured the game was over. France scored a pair to make it interesting until Canada played the 5 minutes with some intensity that Ray Ferraro said they needed and it ended 5-2. Lack of focus/intensity by Canada once they had the lead made for a dull game and is a cause for concern.
    Watching the USA-GB game yesterday I got the same vibe from the Americans.
    I don't believe they took the British team very seriously, as they played the game in second gear most of the night.
    Can't really blame them though.
    If they watched the Brits game against Denmark it's no wonder they took them lightly.

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    As a Brit fan (and it appears we have a few over there) knew we'd struggle but proud that we are contesting, yet the opposition is better.
    The pre tournament idea was that Denmark and France were our obvious targets but we fared better in the Germany and USA games.
    Usual run outs versus next two teams of Finland and Slovakia before we must get our act together against France. But it would be no surprise if we finish bottom. Bets at the bookies would go that way but a games not over till it is played. Go GB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikc View Post
    As a Brit fan (and it appears we have a few over there) knew we'd struggle but proud that we are contesting, yet the opposition is better.
    The pre tournament idea was that Denmark and France were our obvious targets but we fared better in the Germany and USA games.
    Usual run outs versus next two teams of Finland and Slovakia before we must get our act together against France. But it would be no surprise if we finish bottom. Bets at the bookies would go that way but a games not over till it is played. Go GB.
    I think the Brits have played as well as can be expected. They had a good effort against the Finns and considering this is their first invite to the ball I think they've done OK. Italy on the other hand has something like 38 goals allowed, nil scored. Now that is awful.

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    Clearly Canada's best game at this affair today against Germany. Be nice if somebody other than Stone or Mantha scored occasionally but can't complain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Wagon View Post
    Clearly Canada's best game at this affair today against Germany. Be nice if somebody other than Stone or Mantha scored occasionally but can't complain.
    A nice bounce back for Canada after a so so performance against France.
    Looks like a showdown with the States on Tuesday for 2nd place in the group, assuming the Finns hold serve.
    Germany was 4-0 going into today's game but were not in Canada's class.
    They have two more big tests against Finland and the Americans.

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