All-stars and MVP

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  1. John Flyers Fan

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    All tourney team:

    Selanne - Koivu - Ovechkin
    Lidstrom - Timonen
    Niittymaki

    Niittymaki was also the MVP.
     
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    I agree with all those choices, altough I'm surprised there was only 1 Swede.
     
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    I thought I heard them mention Kenny Jonsson as the best defensemen in the tournament after the game. Is that true?
     
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    I'd replace Timonen with Numminen. Other than that, I agree.
     
  5. John Flyers Fan

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    I didn't hear that, and I'd find it hard to believe since he wasn't the best defenseman on his own team.
     
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    Look's pretty finntastic to me ;)

    Niittymäki

    :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
     
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    I think that international press chose Teemu Selänne best forward, Kenny Jonnson as best d man and Niittymäki best goalie.
     
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    Kenny Jönsson was voted best d-man by the directorate (Nittymäki was best gk and Selänne best forward)

    The all-star team was selected by the Media.

    Here is my, by the way

    Nittymäki - Lidström, Jönsson - Sundin, Koivu, Selänne

    MVP Lidström
     
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    Looks about right.

    I'm a little surprised at Timonen, though. Granted, I think I only watched four of the Finnish games, but I didn't think he was that great. Good, but not all-star quality.
     
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    My all star team:

    Niitty

    Lidström K.Jönsson

    Ovechkin Koivu Selänne
     
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    not suprised. All 4 lines in sweden produced well, but no one stood out exceptionally except for Lidstrom.
     
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    I don't get this...Canada wins in 2002, and wins the world cup. Sure...they flame out in the olympics.

    But what the HELL has Sweden done on the world stage until today?
     
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    Only Lidström has truely shined for sweden IMO. A true team collective where the lines have gotten more balanced ice time than on other teams.

    I would've had Lehtinen ahead of Koivu and Selänne... Otherwise pretty good.
     
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    Koivu and Selanne were both better than Lehtinen. I'd have Jokinen and Peltinen over him as well.
     
  17. SChan*

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    the ranking started in 2003, and since sweden took silver 2003, 2004 and 4th place in 2005. (or did we take bronze?)

    still we choked in world cup 2004. But I guess everybody else was a lil inconsistant as well.
     
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    He was amazing in the defensive play. He really washed my doubts about his size away, he CAN clear the crease of huge opponents :amazed:
     
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    Does World Cup count? That leaves a foul taste in my mouth...
     
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    I am not sure it does.
     
  21. mattihp

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    It sure shouldn't. It's a pure exhibition tournament.
     
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    Naah... I'd say it's the nhl-world championships. And it's also a best-of-best tournament.

    The world cup ranks right up there with the olympics imho

    The euro-hockey tour is the exhibition tournament.
     
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    Like it or not, it's competitive. And it means a good deal to the players.

    I does not count, however, since it's not an IIHF competition.
    If it did count, I guess Canada would be #1 and Czech Republic #2.
     
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    If the best aren't allowed because of the NHL, it's not a best-of-best tournament.
     
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    Karalahti :dunno:
     
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