I'm scared...

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  1. Papa Smurf

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    Ok, first Stevie Y, and now Blake. I use to feel so confident that we would do so well. But now, I'm feeling a little iffy. We can't afford to keep replacing key players because I'm already starting to get concerned about how Canada will do at the World Cup.



    Is anybody else concerned about Team Canada right now?
     
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    Not really, we still have the best team as far as talent is concerned. Blake is a huge blow, but our defense is still the best, and with all due respect to Yzerman, I wouldn't think he'd be a key player for the World Cup team. Before news of his injury most people thought he wouldn't get very much ice time anyways, and we have a lot of leadership as is. Canada should be fine.
     
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    yeah, blake is a much larger blow than yzerman i believe, but i'm not particularily worried. the states lost roenick, russia has lost a number of guys by the sounds of it, finland lost kapanen...canada's not the only country
     
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    What worries me is that Canada will lose some prelim games and muck up the quarter-final seedings. I was told when getting my tix that the Q4's at the ACC would be Canada with the US playing in Minny the night before.

    My question is: What happens if Canada plays the US in the Q4's? does the higher seed get the home game?
     
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    USA and Canada are in the same pool, and in international play, you play a team from the other pool in the 1st round of single elimination, so they would have to meet in the semi finals or finals.
     
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    not in this World Cup though....the European Group plays their Q4's in Europe and the N.A. group plays here.

    http://wch2004.com/schedules/index.html
     
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    Oh oops, I forgot this isn't an IIHF event.


    The fact ESPN can't show every game in this World Cup speaks volumes about how serious they're taking this. I want to see Sweden vs. Finland and Russia vs. Canada, they're 2 of the top 3 or 4 marquee matchups.
     
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    How many guys from Russia have said they're not playing?
     
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    Are the exhibition games going to be televised?
     
  10. I'm not worried. :yo:
     
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    Don't worry, Canada is head and shoulders above any other team in this tournament.
     
  12. palsoft

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    So far these names:
    ZHAMNOV Alexei (F)
    MARKOV Daniil (D)
    CHABIBULIN Nikolai (G)

    Somebody knows who will keep the 3rd golie place, if there isn't Chabibulin?
     
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  13. It's Khabibulin. Not Chabibulin.
     
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    Sorry, I've copyied it from Slovak webpage.. All names there's little bit slovakized :)
     
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    Na not really. Canada has alot of talent. I think we will be alright.
     
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    Canada should have two teams. Wouldn't mind seeing an all Canadian final :D

    Worst case...put all the finesse players on one team, and all the grinders on the other ;)
     
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    I'm not worried. If Brodeur wasn't going, then I'd start to wonder. :teach:
     
  18. Big Phil

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    Nothing to be worried about I think. I'm more concerned with Blake than Yzerman. Lecavalier will do very well for us and I had him ahead of Yzerman on this team in the first place. Hannan wouldnt have been my first pick but with him Regehr and Foote you've got some solid stay at home guys.

    Look at forward. I mean hard to believe that I cant even fit a guy like Patrick Marleau into my projected line up. We should do fine.
     
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    I guess that depends on what you mean be "worried". Am I worried that they will embarrass themselves? No. Am I worried that they won't win the tournament? Of course. Canada is the favorite and has a great team on paper but this is a very short tournament that any team (except Germany) could win. I'm just going to sit back and enjoy the great hockey.
     
  20. Phanuthier*

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    Worried? Not overly

    I would rather have Lecavlier there then Yzerman

    As for the defense, everything shifts perfectly into place to replace a small cut. Jovo takes Blake's spot, Regehr takes Jovo's spot and Hannan covers Regehr's spot.
     
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