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Thread: QF3: Russia vs Czech Republic (Day 14) Game thread

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    QF3: Russia vs Czech Republic (Day 14) Game thread

    Thu, 17.05 16:15

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    I like Team Russia comparison with F1 :003:

    Sarauj, Russia!
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    And I like Team Russia's chances in this game... :003:

    Unfortunately I won't be able to see the game. :089:

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    russia
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    4-3 Czech.
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    Sorry, guys, won't say any word... BUT WE GONNA WIN!!!
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    Russians play very well and nice this year. They are more strong, to my opinion. But we all know how czechs can win when nobody expects it:)

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    Russia is just too strong this year. They are playing so well -- I don't see that changing.
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    I'm rooting for Russia. F1! :023: But Aldair is right, the Czechs stings when you least expect it.

    Looking forward to a great game tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aldair1808
    Russians play very well and nice this year. They are more strong, to my opinion. But we all know how czechs can win when nobody expects it:)
    Very true statment, just ask the Slovakes about the Olympics :smart:

    I still think Russia will out class them and go on to the semi, they have been very impressive and though it hurts me to say it they have to be right now the tourney favorites.

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    1-0 Russia
    Alexander Ovechkin @ 02.30

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    25:45 1-1 CZE Tomas Kaberle on PP

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    Looks like Kulyashs bombs are missing their targets :090: Malkin cant do it by himself & the game should have been put to bed in the 1st with the number of clear chances created :090:

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    43.49 1-2 CZE Jaroslav Hlinka on PP

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    45.10 Sergei Mozyakin 2-2 RUS

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    47.06 2-3 CZE Patrik Stefan on PP

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    3-3 Mikhnov be blessed ! :) 58:55 If onlt the shooting was sharper in P1 & the PP1 2 were working this game would have been over a long time ago.

    Well another triumph for defensive hockey. :(

    Heres to Canada to win the title as one of the few teams that actually tries to play attacking hockey instead of cowering behind their blue line.
    Last edited by takharov; 18-05-2006 at 18:00.

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    geez, first slovakia and now russia..... why? :089:

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    Just heard the end on the Radio... I was expecting a russian goal to be honest, they controlled the Sudden all the way. But hockey moves in mysterious ways...

    Im sorry for the Russian fans, congrats to the Czech's.. I only wish i had seen the game on the TV :090:

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    3-4 CZE on overtime!!

    67:58 Zbynek Irgl

    RUS out, CZE to semifinals

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    Well count me among those shocked at the result. I never meant that out of disrepect for the Czech team -- I just really thought Russia would win. They had been playing so well.

    Congratulations to the Czech Republic!!!!!
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    Kakogo hrena!?
    I'm so tired to wait. When there will be an occasion they don't screw it up again.
    Going to the funeral...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skratch
    Kakogo hrena!?
    I'm so tired to wait. When there will be an occasion they don't screw it up again.
    Going to the funeral...
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    I hear the strains of Chopins marche funebre in the air .

    There are countless things more important than hockey in this world.But 13 years of abject failure is hard to bear when you bear in mind the level of skill flair talent this team puts out on the ice.

    With a completely reorganised coaching staff maybe things will take a turn for the better.Hanlon for instance coaches Belarus to near their full potential for instance ( & the best of luck against Finland) Krikunov ... the less said about this dinosaur the better.

    Its hard to take ... its like seeing Brazil or Argentina succumb to Norway in football. And next time round on home ice expectations will be just as great but then again the likes of Ovechkin Malkin (+ Crosby + Toews/Kessel )might be in the playoffs & unavailable.

    There seems to be no game plan at all on the ice. In OT why Malkin wasnt put on a longer shift is mystifying.If only this & that .. enough chances were generated to have sent the dull Czechs packing for their holidays.

    ANother great day for flair hockey. :shakehead

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    Quote Originally Posted by takharov
    Its hard to take ... its like seeing Brazil or Argentina succumb to Norway in football.
    I'd say Russia is more like Spain or Portugal.

    Lots of flash, but no results to speak of.

    The Czechs may not be as stylish but they are always undeniably effective and the only nation that I'm consistently worried about playing against.

    They can win in many different ways, it's always a team-first concept, and these two factors are key to consistent success in sport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NyQuil
    I'd say Russia is more like Spain or Portugal.

    Lots of flash, but no results to speak of.

    Flash ?? For flash read flair.

    The Czechs may not be as stylish but they are always undeniably effective and the only nation that I'm consistently worried about playing against.

    They can win in many different ways, it's always a team-first concept, and these two factors are key to consistent success in sport.
    I'd say Russia ARE the Brazil of hockey great flair skill & talent.Perhaps they're doing a Brazil after all it was 24 years of a wait before the 70 & 94 titles.

    To add to the list of teams that put attack first Canada USA & Slovakia.I'd rather watch a team that goes out to win in style instead of seizing on opponents mistakes .

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    Quote Originally Posted by takharov
    I'd say Russia ARE the Brazil of hockey great flair skill & talent.Perhaps they're doing a Brazil after all it was 24 years of a wait before the 70 & 94 titles.
    I disagree. The World Cup of Football only occurs every 4 years. In terms of the absolute number of hockey tournaments that have gone by since Russia has won, the relative slump is much longer.

    If Russia actually wants to win, they have to start playing a smarter style of game. You have to be able to adapt your strategy to your opponent. What they are employing now obviously isn't working.

    Quote Originally Posted by takharov
    To add to the list of teams that put attack first Canada USA & Slovakia.I'd rather watch a team that goes out to win in style instead of seizing on opponents mistakes.
    From a spectator point of view, sure.

    But the Czechs knew that it would be a bad idea to try and outgun the Russians and adapted their style accordingly. They can play an offensive game (the round-robin match-up between CZE-CAN was indicative of that) but they can also play a defensively-oriented one.

    A more flexible team will be a more consistent threat and ultimately more successful over the long-run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indulgeo
    geez, first slovakia and now russia..... why? :089:
    I can see love between brothers. :090:
    Have you tried turning it off and on again?
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    When we played against USA everybody knew that we will win. Against Russia everybody knew we will lose.

    We are full of surprises, arent we? :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nameless one
    When we played against USA everybody knew that we will win. Against Russia everybody knew we will lose.

    We are full of surprises, arent we? :D
    The Czechs always seem to play better as underdogs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NyQuil
    The Czechs always seem to play better as underdogs.
    Thats not exact. Everyone who knows hockey a bit have to know, that there arent any underdogs in Top 7.
    Have you tried turning it off and on again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nameless one
    When we played against USA everybody knew that we will win. Against Russia everybody knew we will lose.

    We are full of surprises, arent we? :D
    Especially since one game meant a whole lot more! Congratulations again on a great game! :drinker-g <--- on me!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nameless one
    Thats not exact. Everyone who knows hockey a bit have to know, that there arent any underdogs in Top 7.
    Excellent point!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nameless one
    I can see love between brothers. :090:
    sorry, nameless, didn't mean to hurt you! it's just that i've always liked the russians and would root for them no matter whom they faced - that is except team slovakia of course :)

    but congrats anyway
    cheers :drinker-g

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brimsek39
    Especially since one game meant a whole lot more! Congratulations again on a great game! :drinker-g <--- on me!

    Excellent point!
    I think Im gonna visit Wisconsin. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nameless one
    Thats not exact. Everyone who knows hockey a bit have to know, that there arent any underdogs in Top 7.
    I guess I don't know anything about hockey then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NyQuil
    I guess I don't know anything about hockey then.
    Hey I didnt mean that as any offense and U know that. Why do U want to argue with me everywhere? ihwc.net, here, I dont understand. :090:
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    Quote Originally Posted by indulgeo
    sorry, nameless, didn't mean to hurt you! it's just that i've always liked the russians and would root for them no matter whom they faced - that is except team slovakia of course :)

    but congrats anyway
    cheers :drinker-g
    Just like me but reversed situation. I'm a Russian fun but after Russia it's definitely Slovakia for me. I love speed and skill! :claphands :002:



    Anyway, very sad day... Hopefully Larionov, Fetisov, Tretiak, Makarov will soon completely take over Russian hockey so that we fans don't have to suffer that much any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nameless one
    Hey I didnt mean that as any offense and U know that. Why do U want to argue with me everywhere? ihwc.net, here, I dont understand. :090:
    ihwc.net doesn't count. ;)

    Fair enough, I just read it that way.

    I think there are always favorites and underdogs. Obviously among the Big-7 nations these aren't as pronounced as when Switzerland, Germany, Belarus, Denmark etc. play against them.

    But they still exist.

    If there weren't any, you wouldn't see sites like "betandwin.com" :)
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    As a netural this was a great game to watch, good flow, many chances but like in the past the Czech put it togeather when they need it the most and yet again the Russian dissapoint and are lef wondering when they will even win a WC again.

    Congrates to Czechs

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    Quote Originally Posted by NyQuil
    ihwc.net doesn't count. ;)

    Fair enough, I just read it that way.

    I think there are always favorites and underdogs. Obviously among the Big-7 nations these aren't as pronounced as when Switzerland, Germany, Belarus, Denmark etc. play against them.

    But they still exist.

    If there weren't any, you wouldn't see sites like "betandwin.com" :)
    Well I understand that but I wouldnt bet a single crown on any top 7 match. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by TORRUS
    Just like me but reversed situation.
    glad to hear that :045:

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    Well, just came home from a Bar... the floor could fall down from our screams... Hope our team could hear us!!! BUT then... :089: :089: :089:

    Quote Originally Posted by NyQuil
    I'd say Russia is more like Spain or Portugal.

    Lots of flash, but no results to speak of...
    Have ya really watched the game??? Could you please tell me how many 100% momemts to score RUSSIA had??? More than 7!!! Czech Republic also had GOOD chances, but... What to say, our players are YOUNG, that's the main problem, hope next year they will be a REAL ADULT MEN!!!

    Welcome to RUSSIA '2007!!! :devileek:

    Congrats to Czech Republic, will be happy if ya make double!!! :drink2:
    P.S.: Just in case Belarus won't play in Final!!! :bowdown:
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    Quote Originally Posted by pihinalle
    4-3 Czech.
    :023:

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    I don't see Russia winning the championship untill the whole system is changed. We;re just not the "cup"-type of team at all. :shakehead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Québecois
    3-4 CZE on overtime!!

    67:58 Zbynek Irgl

    RUS out, CZE to semifinals
    Nice goal (the winner), how he out-waited the goalie...
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    It was a signal. Vyborny wanted to play it that way and it went in. Ppl were upset about Irgl going to Riga and now hes a national hero. :)
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    I'm still upset about Irgl going to Riga.

    Go, Finland, go!
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    i've seen on eurohockey that Krikunov resigns from national team coaching job after the game...is it true? There is a link with official news?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serbaz
    I'm still upset about Irgl going to Riga.
    Well said, Serbaz! :023:


    (I may have to share that feeling on Saturday night :eek: :ignore: )

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    A shocker! I expected Russia, or maybe Canada, to win the whole thing......congrats to the Czechs.

    As for the comment about no underdogs in the top-7, this tournament really shows the parity....USA beats Czechs, Czechs beat Swedes, Swedes beat USA, etc.

    Any of the top seven can beat any of the other top 7 at any given moment.

    And that's good for hockey, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Québecois
    i've seen on eurohockey that Krikunov resigns from national team coaching job after the game...is it true? There is a link with official news?
    He has informed Russian Federation of Hockey that he won't continue work with the National team earlier!!!
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