GDT: Group B - May 12 - Canada vs Finland

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  1. stv11

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    2018 IIHF World Championship
    Group B


    May 12
    2:15 PM ET • 8:15 PM CET


    [​IMG] Canada vs Finland [​IMG]

    Canada
    Confirmed lineup

    Goaltenders:
    30 Curtis McElhinney
    35 Darcy Kuemper

    Defensemen:
    44 Marc-Edouard Vlasic - 5 Aaron Ekblad
    3 Joel Edmundson - 55 Colton Parayko
    27 Ryan Murray - 6 Ryan Pulock
    25 Darnell Nurse

    Forwards:
    93 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - 97 Connor McDavid - 17 Jaden Schwartz
    12 Josh Bailey - 10 Brayden Schenn - 90 Ryan O’Reilly
    18 Pierre-Luc Dubois - 53 Bo Horvat - 44 Jean-Gabriel Pageau
    72 Anthony Beauvillier - 13 Mathew Barzal - 7 Jordan Eberle
    21 Tyson Jost

    Scratched:
    D 52 Thomas Chabot


    Finland
    Confirmed lineup

    Goaltenders:
    29 Harri Säteri
    35 Ville Husso

    Defensemen:
    41 Miro Heiskanen - 2 Ville Pokka
    77 Markus Nutivaara - 55 Miika Koivisto
    4 Tommi Kivistö - 6 Julius Honka
    50 Juuso Riikola

    Forwards:
    24 Kasperi Kapanen - 64 Mikael Granlund - 96 Mikko Rantanen
    19 Veli-Matti Savinainen - 20 Sebastian Aho - 86 Teuvo Teräväinen
    81 Eeli Tolvanen - 65 Sakari Manninen - 25 Pekka Jormakka
    18 Saku Mäenalanen - 22 Janne Pesonen - 12 Marko Anttila
    34 Olli Palola

    Scratched:
    G 37 Eero Kilpeläinen
    F 74 Antti Suomela


     
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  2. Cellee

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    Do these games mean anything yet?
     
  3. Koijari

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    I want a solid 60 minutes from Finland, don't care if we lose, I'm just sick of Marjamäki's concrete skates style of hockey.
     
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    Fast forecheck, wave after wave.

    Finnish D seem to be the weak point. Get pucks behind them and aggressively beat them to the puck, work the cycle and just wear them out.
     
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    That arena with the yellow seats looks awesome.
     
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    This will be Vlasic's first game, great add.
     
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    Its the system that taxes the D men.
    Only Heiskanen is good enough with the puck to pull off the way they transition.

    You guys will likely hammer us at our end for most of the game.
     
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    McDavid and Barzal are the legit skill guys in Team Canada, but for some reason the latter is slotted in the fourth line as if to sit some weird post-season detention for an unspecified reason media can only speculate on if they will (you can get one quick click bait from this "scandalous situation" but nothing more since the discrete PR department of Hockey Canada then makes the call), as a result the poor guy has been incapacitated from his heavenly resources to break games, legs and other commodities for the blessing and benefit of the Brave Finns (this otherwise bizarre move was most likely dictated by the main star of the show, Jesus McDavid, who doesn't like to be challenged in his unconditional top dog position in any team, a disposition shared by many Hollywood superstars), also Mr. Nugent-Hopkins is quite a nifty player with a good inner eye for the flow of the game and its hidden-in-plain-sight possibilities, a levelheaded boy of the borough with undeniable talent while the one who rides on with his age-old "golden goal" until eternity (thanx TSN for this never-ending rewind and recap) . that is, Jordan "kiddo" Eberle introduces himself as mainly a harmless and utterly useless immature baker of the puck dangling himself into harms way even in a shootout just cuz it's fun! the rest are pure grinders, expect the exceptional one, Aron Ekblad who looked like a seasoned veteran and a grown-up bearded man already in his early teens, this freak of nature has the swag and looks to get what he wants in this cruel world of men and maggots, so do not be surprised he can do the dangle when he so chooses instead of opting to punish you straight from the point with his merciless hammer of a slap shot or, alternatively, sneaky as he is, with a stealthy accurate wrister right into the top of the cheese, no questions asked, not before bedtime.

    All in all, this edition of Canadian Hockey Might comes across as a mixed breed, something elite, something good, something funny and utterly useless like Art, something grey and boring if not downright bad smelling, greasy and dirty factory work. It is not THAT Team who scares you off the pants already when reading the line-up, no no no. Rather, it looks friendly and usable, a nice little gesture from Canada to lesser hockey nations showing hey we also have good will, mood and ability to share wealth and well-being across Denmark and nations of Europe with this hand-shake of a team. Yeah, Finland with its current squad can beat this congenial and generous Canadian outfit two times of five, four times of ten and eight times of twenty match-ups. Will they do it tonight? Only hockey gods know if they happen to care. Most likely not, they have better things to do as the NHL conference finals are behind the proverbial corner and some beer and snacks must be fetched from that corner grocery, also there are things like wives, kids, dogs and things like activity parks for the family and family movies with wives, dogs and kids doing all kinda family things. That whole tangled web of human life against which hockey gods are no less immune than the rest of us ordinary lay men of bars, streets, factories and art galleries. Oh bhoy, those times of youth with all the streets and avenues still open and full of promise - and time like a butterfly flying on your light shoulders! You who still wander on those bright green meadows of carefree spring, remember there will be yet another time, a time those groves of oblivion have turned to fields of gold and all things beautiful, golden, shining through.


    l'Offer

     
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  9. FiLe

    FiLe Mr. Know-It-Nothing

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    No word on the lineups yet, but Finland will be dressing Eeli Tolvanen for this game.
     
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    They will dress Tolvanen but will they address the Kaps controversy, that is the thing of interest! :O
     
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    Canada 2 - Finland 3 ... and the group gets real interesting
     
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    Flashbacks to 2016 when Canada was supposed to run over Finland but Finland won 4-0.

    Similar feeling about this game.
     
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    Not at all. In 2016 we had steamrolled every team before Canada, now we couldn't even deal with Denmark. This game will turn ugly really quick for Finland if there are no improvements.
     
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    Tolvanen in the third line, no Suomela 32253333_10160462153310327_3834970723730849792_n.jpg
     
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    FiLe Mr. Know-It-Nothing

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    Confirmed FIN lineup.

    29 Säteri (35 Husso)

    41 Heiskanen - 2 Pokka
    77 Nutivaara - 55 Koivisto
    4 Kivistö - 6 Honka
    50 Riikola

    24 Kapanen - 64 Granlund - 96 Rantanen
    19 Savinainen - 20 Aho - 86 Teräväinen
    81 Tolvanen - 65 Manninen - 25 Jormakka
    18 Mäenalanen - 22 Pesonen - 12 Anttila
    34 Palola
     
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    Säteri in the goal? Ok, I'm not the coach I think Marjamäki knows it better but against a top team like Canada wouldn't Husso be the better option? He is more solid than Säteri.
    I hope the Finns can show a good game. Canada is the favourite, hopefully Finland doesn't lose to high. But may be they can surprise everyone though I don't believe it really. If they lose against Canada and USA they will play in quarterfinal very likely against Sweden....
     
  17. FiLe

    FiLe Mr. Know-It-Nothing

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    Säteri has more games in the NHL than Husso.
     
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    Ok, I hope he will have a good game. For which team does he play in the NHL?
     
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    I wish i had that feeling
     
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    Springfield Thunderbirds the NHL dynasty
     
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    FiLe Mr. Know-It-Nothing

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    Florida. He's their third string, and spent a stint with the big club when both Luongo and Reimer were injured. It was only 10 games, but didn't do half bad and it'd be no wonder if some team looking for a backup wants to pick him up.

    In all honesty though, it's not exactly a massive edge over Husso, but still enough for him to be our designated starter. Besides being our starter last year too, that is.
     
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    Canada 5 Finland 2
     
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    Canada will take this home, but it won't be easy.

    4-2 Canada (last goal to EN)

    edit: That said, I just put 25000 of VCash play money to Finland's win. :laugh:

    That gonna hurt.
     
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    4:0 for CAN! Under Marjamäki the Finns never improved their game/performance during a tournament. If World Cup of Hockey,WHC 2017(QF vs US was al luckey punch) and the olympics. The Finns never improved their game under Marjamäki.
     
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    That's simply because the team gets more accustomed to Marjamäki's system, which has a negative impact. Early in the tournament, the players don't have a full grasp of the system and can't execute it so well, and hence they tend to perform better at that point. As the tournament goes on, the players get better at executing Marjamäki's system, and as a result the team plays worse and worse.
     

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