GDT: Group B - May 12 - Canada vs Finland

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  1. Koijari

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    I'm sure that most Swedish speaking Finns are genetically part Swedish.

    Hell, I am too and I'm not even Finlandssvensk.
     
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    I live in a city where are a lot Swedish speaking Finns. Like over 30%? And I am not good at speaking Swedish, but if I have to speak it, I'll manage. I am 100% finnish speaking Finn.

    I don't think any Swedish speaking person here as Swedish, they are all Finns to me.
     
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    Se829ne Spotter for Jets' cannon #29

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    My Granny moved to Gothenburg, Sweden around '73-74 to work in a factory, speaking only Finnish. She retired as a director of staff/head waitress of restaurant about 20 years later with near perfect Swedish.

    She had double citizenship. She was Finn.

    Good hockey player is good hockey player totally regardless of his/hers linguistic arsenal.
     
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    I hope this loss will serve as a wake-up call for canada, we need to be smarter out there. i have a feeling that this will motivate the guys the rest of the way. :) and good job finland you deserve this win 100%!
     
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    Winning is good of course... The problem is, Finland will probably not win vs Canada twice so I am quite worried in case Finland faces Canada in the playoffs.
     
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    This was a pretty epic win. Do we need to win over USA if/when we beat Germany to be the first on our group?
     
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    It's doable if we won't let our recent success get to our heads. What happened 2 years ago was a catastrophe, the media practically declared us winners before the final was even played. In the end Finland was totally disarmed and shat the bed after McDavid made it 1-0.

    Also, before that we hadn't lost a single game. The humiliation from losing to Denmark did good.
     
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    So it would have been better to lose? Like really? Sometimes I have to wonder about the limitless capability for pessimism and negative thinking of the Finnish fans...
     
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    yes. usa will probably beat norway so that will give them 16pts. now finlands plays germany next game so if they win that game it means that the last game will determine who finishes 1st in the group. but of course it could get complicated with ot wins compare to regulation win :)

    P.S. canada can still finish in 2nd place, if finland only gets 3pts in their last 2 games.
     
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    Might be so but who the hell I am to nitpick ethnicity in this context. Keep it simple and stupid as regards factual information off topic. Or then not if you wanna be a head master but as I was gonna add or start with "Ethnicity or not" I cut it out as they do in all prestigious big media outlets also, telling us with authority what is really happening in this war and conflict ridden weary old world of ours... So - Cut it or lose!

    In hindsight I should have added those three words in the opening but now we both learned something about tricks of communication. Thank you anyway, Cumina.

    Yet, I have early family roots in Sweden, there were the aasinsilta goes to Denmark actually, Yet, I am a Finn with no Swedish accent in any sense. So, you can never make clear distinctions here in any direction without some more or less arbitrary and rigid criteria (an infamous example: Nuremberg race laws of Nazis). If we are not inbred and god save us from that - we are quite crossbred. - I am though a bit worried about the possible inbreeding of these ethnic Finnish Swedes if they are so pedant about their "ethnicity" and pedigree marrying only within the merry family of seglare och skålare...! L.O.L.
     
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    Mmm... It's tough to say. Winning the right games is what's important so wasting some of those wins on games that aren't as important might come back to bite us.
     
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    Well done, Team Finland! Sweet redemption! :popcorn:
     
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    And so you would have been totally chill having lost tonight like 5-2? Quite happy? And with the fans and the media screaming bloody murder and pressing the panic button? Fgs, let us worry about losing an elimination game to Canada once we get there...
     
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    Things are looking up Canada kyle turris is joining team
     
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    We can't start assault from uphill casemate. We must be stuck to a swamp under machine gun fire. No way we can be in full health either. At least half platoon must be in sickbay (a tent under a fir). Our artillery must shoot short, otherwise we cannot get convinced to start overrun those damn trenches.

    Maybe it is only that we are unable to recognize the unit that is actually capable to change the pattern, while not being or considering themselves as an underdogs anymore.

    Forgive my rather militaristic allegory, I use it intentionally to make the point by causing certain mental images familiar to every Finnish hockey fan hanging on these boards. ;)
     
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    Bring the Boy to Esso's bar apparently this year :).
     
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    Canada doesn't really need more offence, it needs goaltending.
     
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    You can’t choose what games to win. Either you are good enough to win when it matters or you are not. But starting to choose when you win is honestly BS. You got to try to win every game, but most teams can’t do that of course. In the end the best team still wins when it really matters - always. Everything else is just pure useless speculation.
     
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    Uuno style.
     
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    Besides letting in soft goals the Canadian goalies didn't score a single goal into Finland's end. Maybe that's why the team only had one in total in the whole game.
     
  21. Mestaruus

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    Wayne Aho.
     
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    Yeah true. I just had to said that I was right about something. :(

    Also I was told that Säteri is a bad goalie and I defended him. I was right about him in this game too. We'll see how far he will take us.
     
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    Ekblad, what a ****ing crybaby :laugh:
     
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    Canada needs Dalton hehe.

    I do feel a repeat of 2 years ago as well. Same coach, McJesus, same result vs Finland in the first meeting almost (4-1 last time).
     
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    Canada got more problems than goaltending. I get a kick out of these announcers. The superstars on this team were average today at best.
     

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