Latvia World Championships 2006...

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  1. ShaneDoan

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    I think Canada will line-up probably some Crosby there cos Penguins are very crap this year...also there could be some other young,hungry talents and solid NHL-players who have experience from this second-rated World Championships...

    I think Canada will be very tough again. Maybe there is also some Rick Nash again to make Finland shaky...
     
  2. Vikke

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    Ovechkin has confirmed that his intentions are to play in Riga. :)
     
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    I have no doubt that Ovechkin and Malkin will be there.
     
  4. ShaneDoan

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    Russia will be tough also...but maybe they got such a goaltender like Nabokov!
     
  5. Rob

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    My early prediction is that Canada will have a bad tournament. Players like Luongo and Nash will probably not play because they will claim the to be too tired from the Olympics.
     
  6. ShaneDoan

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    Gretzky and Lindros played in World Championships when they were young, so does Crosby...I still think Canada will be winner-contender and Russia too...
     
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    You can't forget the Europians, like Finland and Sweden
     
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    They better not, they owe Canada a medal now, big time.
     
  9. Alessandro Seren Rosso

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    According to gazeta.ru Lada's Head Coach Peter Vorobiev will coach the home team during the next IIHF world championships ;)

    GREAT move for Latvija, Vorobiev is one of the best coach in Russia if not the best one
     
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    Then they might be pissing away their next invitation to the Olympics.
     
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    Only thing, no theres 2 things i dont like about this whole thing. First its a short term contract. So small country as we are we have to get the most out of our yooth and a long term contract with a good coach could help move up some of our youngsters (simmilar to what Swiss did, sorry cant remember the name of the cach at the moment, but its definately working out for them). @nd, the former head coach is still in, as assistant. He screwd up team atmosphere big time, some of the players even said that they will not play for NT if that guy is around and as he is, its not ogin to help the microclimat eof the team.
     
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    TC will be awesome...

    The Leafs will line a damn strong team! Have no doubt.

    Not only will Crosby be there, but I have a feeling that the Neidermeier brothers Shane Doan, and Bouwmeester will be there as well any other "Star" who failed in Torino... like Nash, Sakic and Bertie! Expect Pronger to tower in defense... broken foot or not, maybe with Bergeron. If Jovo can stand in a pair of skates, I'm sure he'll be there too just like Mike Peca, Shawn Horcoff, and Ryan Smyth... This could go on for a while.

    I don't think the big Canadian guns want to walk away from this season with a 7th spot in the OG's and an early exit in the play-offs, not if they think that there are Gold medals with their names on them. If I know anything about North-Americans, it's that they don't get discouraged, they rally around an empty beer can they see one, and I have a feeling that they are :madfire: as of right now.

    Luongo is the best Canadian keeper these days, and if Marty is busy in the play-offs, he won't have to sit back becasue of politics. I wouldn't be surprised to see Cujo come as well!

    What I want to know is if Gretzky has enough balls after the OG's to call on his excellent U-20 guys! They were awesome in Vancouver and can certainly make for a royal pain in the arse for any team in the tourney.
     
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    Where's there a hand grenade when you need it? :shakehead
     
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    Some players to consider from teams that definately won't make the playoffs:

    Goal: Roberto Luongo, Curtis Joseph, Manny Fernandez
    Defence: Jay Bouwmeester, Brad Stuart, Brent Seabrook, Derek Morris, Adam Foote, Bryan McCabe
    Forwards: Rick Nash, Shane Doan, Sidney Crosby, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Boyes, Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Kyle Calder, Geoff Sanderson, Glen Murray, Mike Johnson
     
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    Uhoh.... McCabe?!? LOL... Is this supposed to some sort of Canadian sportsmanship to give the opponents a chance? :dunno:
     
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    I really hope they don't invite and even if they do, he declines.
     
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    hahaha...i hope to see a great tournament....and i hope that switzerland will be able one more time to beat a "big" team...

    and i hope that canada will finally do what the names of the teamplayers promises....it's not enough to have NHL-Stars....u have also to win
     
  19. Rabid Ranger

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    Here's some players the U.S. could potentially ice (teams currently not in the playoffs):

    Goaltenders:

    Tim Thomas
    Rick DiPietro
    Garth Snow
    Brent Johnson
    Philippe Sauve

    Defensemen:

    Mike Komisarek
    Francis Bouillion
    Sean Hill
    Brian Leetch
    Hal Gill
    Andrew Alberts
    David Tanabe
    Ryan Whitney
    Brooks Orpik
    Tim Gleason
    Aaron Miller
    Joe Corvo
    Tom Preissing
    Paul Mara
    Keith Ballard

    Forwards:

    Chris Higgins
    Jason Blake
    Mike York
    Shawn Bates
    Marty Reasoner
    Chris Clark
    Jeff Halpern
    Ben Clymer
    Ryan Malone
    Craig Conroy
    Mark Parrish
    Brian Rolston
    Dan Fritsche
    Keith Tkachuk
     
  20. wildone26*

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    My predictions for the tournament:

    1)If Nash does not play Canada will win gold, if Nash does play Canada will win only silver though.

    2)If Nash plays for Canada, Russia will win gold, if Nash does not play for Canada, Russia will have to settle for silver.

    3)Sweden or Slovakia will win bronze.
     
  21. Slitty

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    Russia win gold? -What do you base this on. Ovechkin is gonna be pretty much the only NHLer that will get invited. I suppose the RSLers may suprise someone given the "home field advantage", but thats a longshot... especially with Krikunov as coach.
     
  22. wildone26*

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    I said Russia will win if Nash is on Team Canada, if Nash is not on Team Canada Canada will win. So I did not neccessarily say Russia would win, it depends if Nash is playing or not.

    I think Russia will have a good team, I look at the Russians who are on teams that will lose in the 1st round of the playoffs probably and if they all go it will be a good team. Doesnt Worlds start after the 1st round of the playoffs?
     
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    According to the coach the Russian roster will consist of Ovechkin + RSL player with the possibility of Saprykin or Vorobiev on the team.
     
  24. wildone26*

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    I heard Canada will only ask 4 forwards next week, and the rest will be named after the first round of playoffs. That is awesome since it ensures Nash wont be asked to play. Crosby, Bergeron, Doan, Boyes, will all be asked before him, leaving no room for Nash on the team. WOOHOO!
     
  25. GoneAway

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    Montreal is still very much in the hunt
     

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