Here's to the Finns !

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  1. Charge_Seven

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    They played one heck of a tournament.

    Alot of nice things to see, Tukonen playing well, Rask he was a good pick (control those freaking rebounds though), the never give up mentality that in a word sums up the Fins at the WJC (and at other levels).

    Nice to see my second favourite team in the tournament (next to Iceland of course :biglaugh: ) win the Bronze.
     
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    Congratz to Tuukka Rask and the Finns.
     
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    As a Kings fan, it was very encouraging to see Tukonen play extremely well. He was certainly one of the top forwards in the tournament. He isn't putting up monster #'s in the AHL as a 19 year old but he has shown - against his peers - he does have a fair amount of offensive skill.

    I don't think he is ever going to be a top-line calibre forward but he should be a versatile player who can be plugged in anywhere in your lineup. Perhaps a Finnish Mikael Renberg type of player. He has a very good chance of making LA next year. (I'd like to see him maybe get a game or two in this year to further boost his confidence after this tourney)
     
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    Rask :bow:
    Tukonen :bow:
    Korpikoski :bow:
    Seitsonen :bow:
    Laakso :bow:

    Everyone else :clap:
    Everyone else in the bronze medal game :bow:
     
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    Congrats to the Finns for once again showing the world what they're made of: pure sisu. :handclap:

    Ah, these Scandinavian teams. God bless them. :biglaugh: Iceland. :biglaugh:
     
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    Everyone missed Leo Komarov? He showed some really impressive efforts in this game, including that "almost shorthanded".
     
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    He was responsible for yet again another brutal giveaway in the own zone ("yet again" referring also to the vicinity of the own blue line and the red line in Komarov's case), but after that he picked it up. He managed to handle the puck successfully in pretty tight spots, and with more action around him, his offense surfaced. All of the younger forwards more or less redeemed themselves today.

    Sailio also went from terrible to very good over just one night.
     
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    Well, it was basically he who gave Ryan that first US goal, but I'll admit that he looked good in this one besides that...
     
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    Was that Komarov? He failed totally in that situation.
     
  11. Finland gets a thumbs up from me. They're always one of my favorite national teams, at any age.
     
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    Finland once again proved that they are a team that will fight for respect. I have heard some pretty ugly comments throughout this tournament on this board in regards to the Finns and their team. They proved that they can play with the best teams, and had the schedule been a little more accommodating (a day of rest after the quarters perhaps), and they could well have squeaked past Canada into the finals.

    However, with that said, I am very proud that they achieved a bronze medal this time around.
     
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    Not to mention the media in Finland...
     
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    Why? Did they bash the team too?
     
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    Expecially Petteri Sihvonen in Urheilulehti online...

    Btw. I hate this Sihvonen! He is maybe even worst than Jari Porttila.
    When he wrotes those Janne Ahonen Vs. Norway skijump referee stories...
     
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    Not so much bash, but they weren't giving the team any credit at all. Giving a bad impression to all those who didn't really see the matches...
     
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    I agree! Cheers to the Finns! So glad you won bronze!
     
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    Congrats to the Fins.
     
  19. Phanuthier*

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    Agreed, Finland is pumping out some great hockey talent. They're a goaltending factor and they're on the cutting edge of coaching (that sounds weird) which will lead them to a power house team IMO.
     
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    Kudos to the Finns as well. My grandparents came to Canada from Finland in 1945.
    Sisu is alive and well in the Finnish hockey team :)
     
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    Finns are good ppl.
     
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    THe Finns are a team a lot of people can get behind. I dont think anyone doesn't like thier style of hockey, and of course it's always good having one of their better players in your farm system. Atta boy Tukonen!
     
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    We had an even better style of hockey a few years ago, when Curt Lindström was coaching. :D
     
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    Finland deserves the Bronze. They showed the US that they were going to show up after the 6-5 game, and I knew that Finland would win if they got another shot.
     
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    4 bronze medals for Finland in 5 years.
     
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