Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by 12# Peter Bondra, Jan 3, 2005.
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The game is 2:30 a.m. CET.
This one could go either way. Since I am a Finn I'll go for 5-4 Finland.
Joensuu, Tukonen, Makkonen x2 and Korpikoski for Finland.
Salmonsson x2, Persson and Svanberg for Sweden.
I hope the teams are interested in playing for the 5th position. Then again, Sweden almost always brings out the best in Finns, regardless of game importance.
2-1 to sweden
I didn't even know they were going to play this game, it's just so unnecessary. And of course they're not even broadcasting it, great. I just don't know... I hope Joensuu plays a good game and gets a goal or two. Definitely my favourite player from this Team Finland. I don't mind losing to Swedes since we've already played better tournament than expected, but it would be nice to end this thing with a win.
Nilsson, Eriksson(2), Nagander, Salmonsson(EN)
Tukonen, Joensuu, Nokelainen
Hoping to see Fransson at least pick up a point here .
Sweden 5 - Finland 2
Nicklas Bergfors with three goals.
Laakso with 3+3 as Finland wins 6-2.
It's not that pointless. Finishing 5th will give you a better Group next year than finishing 6th, or so someone told me.
If that's not true, then it is pointless.
Finland will win. Can Sweden compete with a team packed with talent such as Tukonen, Nokelainen, Korpikoski and Joensuu?
No, everybody realizes that this is an impossible task for a third tier hockey nation such as Sweden. Hopefully their coach has realized it too and has instructed the Swedes to do everything they can to trap, cluch & grap and bore the Finns to death in order to keep the numbers down.
Finland will win by at least a 5 goal margin!
Wasn't it a third WORLD hockey nation? I think it has a better sound to it.
Ok, but what is that better group excatly? I don't think it really makes a difference which of the top countries we have to face. They could roll a dice or something.
True, considering the medal rounds. However considering the difference between placing 5th-6th or going through the relegation can depend greatly on the group.
You're right! I beg your pardon, my memory slipped..
5-3 Sweden, Finland has really disappointed this year but I think they could be the team to beat next year
I hope finland loses, so that if Canada wins the gold, they won't be in the same group as finland next year.
Well what's up with these Finnish lines? Dufva probably had quite a brainstorm after the Czech game..or he's just trying to wake the team up. Does anyone know why Korpikoski isn't on the line-up?
Anyway...FIN 5 - SWE 3
Here are the line-ups:
anyone know where I can listen to the game?
Things are looking grim, I don't think there is anything else but the IIHF site
Korhonen takes way too many penalties. Pretty much every time he's on ice.
Sweden scores a shorthanded?
Soderberg scores! Assist to Salmonsson handclap: ) and Eriksson!
It says SH2... Don't really know what that means. The time leads you to believe it was even strength, and since there were assists, it wasn't a penalty shot or anything.
Pretty strange in that case, because in that case they would have had 3 forwards on ice in a 5-on-3 PP. Not very likely
Yeah, but the IIHF site said SH2, with no record of any penalties at all.