Canada to miss the medal round?

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  1. Rob

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    Never though that this would be a reality after just 4 games but there is a chance that Canada could finish 5th in the group. I can't think of anything more humiliating. This is turning out to be worse than Nagano. :shakehead
     
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    Uhh, they have basically clinched. Even if they lose their 5th game and Germany wins, Germany would have to overcome a 14 goal differential.
     
  3. SChan*

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    this is typical canada. They play brutal in the group stage, but in the end they will win the gold.

    someone should tell Sweden that it's medal round that counts, not group stage. I hope we lose or tie slovakia tomorrow.
     
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    Canada will be the medal rounds, Germany can only achieve same amount of points and Canada beat them. That's the first tie-breaker.
     
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    When does the Canadian team arrive at the Olympics?
     
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    Even if Canada DOES lose against Finland, they can still lose the next game and STILL make it to the medal round.







    ....Where they will win Gold. :yo: GO CANADA GO!!!! :clap:
     
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    Canada won't miss medal round

    The teams in medal round are basically set.

    The most likely pairings in QFs (if Slovakia beats/ties Sweden):

    1B Slovakia vs. 4A Loser of Czech-Canada game (4B=Czech if a tie)
    2B Russia vs. 3A Winner of Czech-Canada game (3B=Canada if a tie)
    3B Sweden vs. 2A Swiss
    4B USA vs. 1A Finland

    If Sweden beats Slovakia, it really jumbles the Group B standings, which would then depend on how Russia fares against USA.

    If Swiss lose to Italy, then they could finish 3rd instead of 2nd in Group A.
     
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    Canada will go on, but they will not play in a medal game, they suck, pure and simple!
     
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    Would have been great if germany had beaten Switzerland, that would have made the last games really exciting. :dunno:
     
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    I guess I just took it for granted that Canada would at least get to the Semi-Finals. Now they could be blown out of the water by Russia in the Q.
     
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    :biglaugh: ;)
     
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    looks like they haven't yet :sarcasm:
     
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    Don't worry boys, the girls will get the gold. :p:
     
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    Canada's in. Finland vs. USA is already set. Switzerland controls their destiny for the #2 spot, with a win or a tie against Italy, or a tie in the Canada-Czech game. Canada-Czech Republic will decide the #3 and #4 spots.

    In group B, a Slovakia win would automatically result in the following seedings:

    1. Slovakia
    2. Russia
    3. Sweden

    If Slovakia ties Sweden, they're still #1 and Russia would be #2 with a win or a tie against the U.S. If Sweden beats Slovakia, they're #1 with a Russia tie or loss against the U.S. and Slovakia would be #2. If Sweden and Russia both win, Russia would likely be #1 based on goal differential (they're +5 over Sweden) with Sweden second and Slovakia third.

    Clear? Okay.
     
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    Does anyone hear actually remember the 2002 olympics or are you all assuming Canada cake walked 6 straight to the gold?

    Do you remember how they started off that tournament?
    5-2 loss to swedes (sky was falling)
    3-2 win over Germany (To close for comfort)
    3-3 tie Czechs (can't beat good team)

    They finished round robin second last in the group and -2 gf/ga

    Played a very tight 2-1 game against Finland and eeked out the win and the rest is history.

    So ya these two results aren't a good sign and we wish things were going smoother but this has happened before and IMO this team when they come out trying to take it to the finns and swiss were better than the 2002 team.
     
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    exactly exactly! That's why Canada will go far once again. The canadians waste no energy in the group stages. They save it for the medal rounds.
     
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    Yes but we had a HUGE break when Belarus beat Sweden and we got to play them instead of the Swedes.
     
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    The medal round is a crapshoot this year. Either Switzerland or the U.S.A winning gold would surprise the heck out of me, but any of these teams can beat any other one on a given day. You can blame Canada all you want, but the talent levels here are pretty comparable.
     
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    :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh:
     
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    The medal round.
     
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    WHOOO BOY!!! We're in DEEP DOO DOO!!!

    If we win against Czechs, we have to play Russians, if we lose against Czechs, we play Slovaks!!! This team Canada dug itself into a deep hole this time! And they had better start looking within themselves because there's no calvary to come and save them!!!
     
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    Alrighty :biglaugh: BTW it's Cavalry :)
     
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    There isn't a single "easy" matchup for anybody this go around. Canada had the choice between the USA, Russia, Slovakia and Sweden going into this tournament assuming Kazakhstan and Latvia didn't pull off miracles.

    I'd personally like to play the Russians. Not that they'd be an easier opponent than anyone else, they'd probably be the toughest, but I want a huge matchup against Russia in this Olympics.
     
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    I dunno, I think the Russians are weak on D.Not that it matters when you are in your opponants end, scoring like its going out of style, however.

    BTW, I think Canada beats the Czechs , who aren't doing so hot this tournament either.

    Who'd have thunk the two favorites for a gold medal would play this badly in the preliminarys?
     
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    Well, the Finns can loosen up and let the Germans score at ease to eliminate Canada. I know the Finns won't do that though.
     
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