GDT: Sweden-USA, 7:30 p.m Local Time

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  1. 12# Peter Bondra

    12# Peter Bondra Registered User

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    Post your guesses, tips and anything related here.

    The game is 2:30 a.m CET. This is the quarterfinal game.
     
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    It's tough becuase the only time I have seen Sweded play it was against Canada, which didn't really give me a good read on anything about the Swedes, except that they can't play with Canada. However, it will be really interesting to see how the USA and Czechs do against Finalnd and Sweden so we can have a bit of a barometer on whether Canada's group was weak or if they really are as dominant as they have shown so far.

    Either way I'll go 4-3 Swedes, I think the Americans are already broken.
     
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    I'm going with the Americans again on this one. I thought they'd rebound and trounce the Czech's and I was wrong. They have leadership problems, they have coaching problems, they have defensive problems, and they have goaltending problems. But, there are enough core players to feasibly ice a good team. I think they can click again, and return to the form that tookthem over Russia in Game 1.

    Team USA has some time to regroup, shake off the Belarus embarassment, and get their act together.
     
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    What day is this game today or tomorrow ??
     
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    I have to go with the Americans in a very close game until late. 3-2 Americans

    Kessel, Fritsche, Stafford
    Nilsson, Soderberg

    USA POTG: Fritsche
    SWE POTG: Rautio
     
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    2-3 USA

    fritsche, kessel, schremp

    Salmonsson with 2. He seems the only offensive force that is clicking on team sweden.
     
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    Happy New Year everyone!

    Well, here is where the fun ends for the Swedish team. A quarterfinal is a respected result for this Swedish team, especially when playing team USA (even though they haven't been that convincing).

    Prediction: 3-2 USA, Carl Söderberg and Robert Nilsson with the Swedish goals and David Rautio with an excellent game in net.
     
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    I don't agree with that. Söderberg, Videll and Nilsson all have decent skills, Bergfors probably even more but he's the youngest so he can't be relied on for offense in the same way as the others.

    I predict it will be 5-2 to the US. In other words, a clear victory. Home advantage and greater depth is in their favour and swedish teams always choke anyway.
     
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    wow, is this game not going to be broadcasted in the US, or is Tivo jiving me like the turkey it is?
     
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    nevermind, 830 EST on espn2, tomorrow night.
     
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    5-1 Sweden
     
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    USA will win 5-4.

    USA: Schremp(2), O'Sullivan, Fritsche, Stafford
    Sweden: Nilsson, Olsson, Salmonsson(2)
     
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    Well, the Swedes definitely got hammered by Canada, but who hasn't yet? We won't know how good Canada is until they lose or win this thing. Other than the Canada game, the Swedes have seemed to play very well. They've had two shutouts against Germany(didn't they tie the USA in ex.?) and Slovakia(who were no slouches) and seemed to have the game against Finland under control until a 5 minute major penalty against derailed those plans and they lost a close game. With these cross-over games I guess we will see how each pool matches up against each other.

    I will predict a 4 - 2 USA win over Sweden.

    and the Czech's 3 - 2 in a shoot-out.
     
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    4-3 USA in overtime

    Fritsche (2), Kessel, Stafford

    Soderberg, Fransson, Salmonsson
     
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    Sweden will probably win. Team USA has played crappy most of this tournament. Montoya has been shaky and the D stinks. Why is it going to change now?

    5-2 Sweden
     
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    It comes down to who can play worse than the other team. Should be plenty of turnovers and sad goaltending. It could make for entertainment. I'm going to avoid making a prediction only hope that some of the bright lights on offense shine. I hope Nilsson puts on a show, I really like Stafford and Fritsche for the US. Bergfors was bumped to the first line last game with Fredriksson getting dropped.
     
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    Sweden's goaltender is not bad at all!
     
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    Look for our boy Salmonsson to pass Ovechkin in the goal scoring race.

































    runs and hides ;)
     
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    I think the US will take it 4-2. They've been on cruise control, just waiting until the real games start.
     
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    Team USA will be inspired after watching Mighty Ducks 2. And Coach Sandelin will learn some things from Coach Bombay, like how to be a good coach. Team USA will win 5-2.
     
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    4:2 US

    these guys just can't lose 3 in a row.. they'll win.
     
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    3-2 Sweden. Montoya has another bad game.
     
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    I hope for a swedish OT victory, 2-1. Johannes Salmonsson will score the first, and Loui Eriksson will score the second. :yo:
     
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    3-1 Sweden. Nilsson, Eriksson and Bergfors (EN) scorers for Sweden, Schremp for the US.

    Does anyone know if this game will be broadcasted on web-radio, and if so, where?
     
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    5-1 Usa
     
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