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Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by MMX, May 21, 2006.

  1. MMX

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    http://live82.ihwc.net/english/article/news/index.ihwc?artId=2457

    Media All-Star Team:
    Goalie: Andrei Mezin (Belarus)
    Defense: Petteri Nummelin (Finland), Niklas Kronwall (Sweden)
    Forwards: Sidney Crosby (Canada), David Vyborny (Czech Republic), Alexander Ovechkin (Russia)

    IIHF Directorate Awards:
    Best Goalie: Johan Holmqvist (Sweden)
    Best Defenseman: Niklas Kronwall (Sweden)
    Best Forward: Sidney Crosby (Canada)
    MVP: Niklas Kronwall (Sweden)

    Agreed on everything except best goalie maybe.
     
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    Kronwall :handclap:
     
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    Kronwall :bow: :bow:

    Ovechkin in the media all-star team is a bit surprising for me, I'd rather have Nylander there.

    KRONWALL!
     
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    Nummelin over Kaberle. :shakehead
     
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    Kronwall`s quickly becoming one of my favourite players. Totally agree with his selection. And great for Mezin as well. Good choice.
     
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    No coach awards? Glen Hanlon for best coach
     
  7. Chimp

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    Naw, BÃ…G is the best coach of course. Flawless coaching.
     
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    As a caps fan, either works for me!
     
  9. Leo Naphta

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    About that... Any interest in the capital for signing BÃ…G as coach?

    I wouldn't mind having Washington drafting Bäckström and then signing BÅG as coach when he leaves Team Sweden.
     
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    Which, to me at least, raises the question: Should Bengt-Ã…ke be given a shot at coaching an NHL team at some point?
     
  11. SChan*

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    yes I'd like to see a swede as a NHL coach for once.
     
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    Yeah, the voters traditionally see goalies as the only players whose job is to prevent goals from happening while the others are meant to outscore their opponent. In that department, Nummelin's 3+11=14 points is the best point total by a defenseman since Fetisov's 6+8=14 in 1986.
     
  13. MrAlfie

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    i find it interesting that Holmqvist is the "Best Goalie" of the tournament yet Mezin gets the vote over him.
     
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    It's because there are two different groups of people who gets to vote.
     
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    There is simple explanation to it: Mezin was chosen by the media while Holmqvist by directorate.
     
  16. MrAlfie

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    i didnt ask why, i just said i find it interesting
     
  17. MMX

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    BTW, great to see Andrei Mezin finally getting some accolades :handclap:
    And to think that at last WC he was even better :bow:
     
  18. Steve Latin*

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    Crosby = Best forward. That must mean he's clearly better than Ovechkin.
     
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    I don`t wanna get flamed for this but i think Patrice Bergeron deserved a top forward mention over David Vyborny....Bergeron was positively dominant at times in this tournament....yes he was playing with Crosby but still....so was Boyes and he only got 8 points...Bergeron got 14 and was the number 2 forward pointwise in the tournament with Vyborny and Ovechkin only getting 9 points a piece....heck you could have even given it to Grabovsky with 9 points especially considering the lack of talent he plays with compared to Russia or Czech Republic.....but anyways
     
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    Come on man, no need to turn this into another Ovechkin-Crosby debate. This thread is dedicated to congratulate those who made the All-Stars and discuss those who barely didn't, but not to diminish either achievements.
     
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    I agree, Bergeron was very good and I'm suprised that he didn't get any recognition.
     
  22. Steve Latin*

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    It had to be done by someone.
     
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    At least on the big European ice he is. Although I don't know about clearly.
     
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    Holmqvist best goalie? :dunno:

    What a sad joke. He was barely among the top 5. :shakehead

    Mezin was hands down the best goalie, again. Norrena was the only one that was close to Mezin.

    And Crosby should have been the tournament mvp imho (or perhaps Mezin).
     
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    Best goalie award should have been given to a guy named Norrena.
     

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