GDT: Qf Finland - USA 17:35 CET 02-22-06

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  1. Finnpin

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    Finland is the favourite. If Niittymäki is good and they can get the game flying right away and 1st line is in shape this should be a win. If USA can get the Finns speed away and stay out of the box they have a chance. But still it will be a close game and everything can happen. I say 3-2 or 3-1 to Finland.

    Finnish coach wants more goals from Olli Jokinen and the whole 2nd line. (J.Jokinen and Peltonen) I agree, we need goals from others too. Can the 1st line fly in every game?

    Let's see BRING IT ON! :yo:
     
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  2. Joe MacMillan

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    2-1 Finland.

    Can't wait the game.
     
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    Its Playoff time! Speedy Fins against Good OLD USA. Tough one but I trust our first line, Niittymäki and solid defence. 3-0!!
    Comoon Guys!!! SUOMI SUOMI SUOMI!!! :yo:
     
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    Achillee's heel? Finns 2nd line. Peltonen and J.Jokinen are like replicas of each others. There should be one grinder, or some energetic forward like Hagman there, to make that line actually work like it should. J.Jokinen does not shoot, at all, and his speed is way too slow. Peltonen seems to be rather weak with the puck, but he's good in forecheck. So, swap Hagman to 2nd, put J.Jokinen on 3rd with Kapanen and Laaksonen.
    Bench Hentunen.

    There we'd have somewhat better lineup for this game.

    1st line might be extra cautiously guarded, for a reason.

    US game yesterday, seemed a lot better than any of their earlier in the starting round. They oughta be ready for a win as well, unless they're starting with Esche.

    NO predictions for score, I never get 'em right anyways... :sarcasm:
     
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    Dumb question, but

    what does Suomi mean? (in english)

    I'm Canadian and not fluent in Finnish in anyway. Thanks in Advance
     
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    Hows the atmosphere in Finland?

    I heard you commenators were saying that Sweden intentionally missed shots ect. against Switzerland. Thats just ridicoulus. They didn't come to play but saying that they intentionally missed shots is just made up BS.

    The only reason I can come up with that is that Finland are extremely nervous of loosing in the QF?

    Just asking because I am planning on making a big big bet on USA?
     
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    Suomi means Finland :teach:
     
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    but in that game vs russia, russia wasn't trying hard. if finns keep playing same way, w/ strong D, few penalties, good PP, they should win.

    3-0 suomi!
     
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    Too slow...

    Anyway, this a huge game. Not only Team USA gets it's rematch but Team Finland losing would be a big disappointment. Still, quite possible. Both teams want to win of course. Which team wants it more, wins. There's no big skill difference but with Finland being a slight favorite to win I'd expect a good game with Team Finland slightly controlling the game.
     
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    Thank you very much. I thought as much, but I wasn't totally sure. Thank you again, and please crush the US, they don't deserve to be where they are.


    Edit: It's pronunced Suomi [SOO-oh-mee], right? Thanks
     
  12. SChan*

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    I think USA takes this.
     
  13. Finnpin

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    Atmosphere is ok and we believe in our team more than ever...and were are not EXTREMELY nervous maybe just nervous like always in these games.
     
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    No, it's pronounced how it's written: SUO-MI
     
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    Ok, thank you muchly
     
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    [SOO-oh-mee] sounds like it should be. SAOUMAI doesn't sound like Finnish :D
     
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    Sorry, but I really don't know what some people have against V. Peltonen or J. Jokinen. Peltonen is at least able to score or to give intelligent passes for others also J. Jokinen. You only have to check the player statistic of team Finland to see who is bad.

    In my opinion J. Ruutu has nothing to do in the finnish national team. Almost all forwards in the finnish national team have scoring points or assists points at least or a +balance when they are on the ice, only J. Ruutu, J. Hentunen, A. Laaksonen and M. Koivu not. J. Ruutu is only the "king of penalties by the Finns.
     
  18. OilerOlli*

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    It will be a close one. But I guess 3:1 Finland.
     
  19. Joe MacMillan

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    Yeah, and maybe Niittymäki should change his name to Nittimayki. :sarcasm:

    The best one I've seen is Ninnimatti. :biglaugh:
     
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    Hagman?
    You suggest swopping a guy who won't shoot for a guy who can't shoot?
    Hagman has gotten himself into scoring positions several times in this tournament and has been incapable of shooting and scoring.
    His only hope of scoring would be if the atoms of the puck perfectly aligned themselves with those of the goalie and flew straight through him. The chance of that is 1 in thirty trillion billion or something.
     
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    Didn't think you were a Finland hater :amazed:
     
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    Its a shame Esche isnt playing because it would have been great to see Frank beat him and take the #1 spot on the Flyers.
     
  24. Joe MacMillan

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    That doesn't mean he's a Finland hater.
     
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    Thanks, maybe it was just the announcers who have gotten the Olympic fever.
     
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