GDT: Quarterfinal - May 17 - Russia vs Canada

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  1. Loffer

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    A nail-biter on ice coming. This might turn to a good hockey game, let's hope so. The Russians should snatch this home since these particular Canadian net-minders don't mind the net value of making saves on incoming shots...
     
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  2. Yakushev72

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    If Russia is going to win a medal with a predominantly KHL roster (only 4 NHL players), they have to have better luck in obtaining the KHL's best. There were a myriad of injuries of guys who would otherwise have been on the roster, and Federation politics seemed to have eliminated Kovalchuk and Voynov, two guys who led the way to the Olympic Gold Medal. Its not impossible, but Russia is a clear underdog here!
     
  3. Atas2000

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    Hockey in Dania, no hockey in Toronto.
     
  4. garbageteam

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    An insignificant but still interesting takeaway at stake from this game is that whoever wins this particular game will be ranked #1 on IIHF (both RUS and CAN are currently tied on points for ranking), unless the winner loses the the semi-final and loses the bronze medal game and Sweden wins gold.
     
  5. Mestaruus

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    I got a feeling that Russia will take this. Might be even easy. Canadian goalies seem to be too big of a problem this time.

    I think that for example FIN-SUI will be tighter game than RUS-CAN.
     
  6. John Agar

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    From what I have seen in this tournament...

    Russia should win this easily...

    This is the worst goaltending situation we have had in years...

    Judging the effort from the Canadian skaters in this tournament so far ... I would venture they are enjoying Denmark's pleasant lifestyle and hospitality.... their focus on competition is well down on the list.... (minus McDavid of course)...

    I don't like my own comments as a Canadian hockey guy, but I've got to be straight...

    Go Canada Go !!!
     
  7. tony d

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    This is not our yr. at this tournament. 5-2 Russia is my prediction.
     
  8. XeroKaos

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    A matchup with Russia just might be what the doctor ordered for this Canadian bunch that hasn't impressed in the preliminaries. Canada will be motivated to win this game, Russia tends to bring out the best in Canada so we'll see what happens. This game can go either way.
     
  9. XokkeyGuy

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    Cool! Nice digging, always appreciating statistics like these!
     
  10. Rob

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    Both Russian and Canadian fans think their team's are terrible.
     
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    I saw him Russia vs Switzerland, him and Holland too.
     
  12. Bobby G

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    Mostly true, Canada & Russia aren't tied. Canada has a slight lead right now for the #1 ranking. Though we all know that Olympics was bogus, still torn up we didn't get to see the worlds best on best. Anyways...

    Go Canada Go!!!
     
  13. The Hound

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    McDavid is the only player who came to play. It’s been embarrassing watching the effort we’ve put into games. An OT McDavid goal against Latvia after taking a pounding from the Fins tells you how invested our players are. Oh well, whatever the result, hopefully it’s fun to watch McDavid vs Dats again.
     
  14. MaxV

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    Shestyorkin will be in goal for Russia.
     
  15. ViD

    ViD #CBJNeedHugs

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    In Igor we trust

    He must play a tremendous game if we want to have a chance
     
  16. ViD

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    You’re too pessimistic. It’s Russia and an elimination game, Canada will turn up the heat. Russia has the worst roster since mid 2000, so on paper Canada is s massive favorite.
     
  17. jj cale

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    It would be nice to finally see Canada bring their A game to this tournament today, whatever the A game of this team is.

    We have not seen it yet, they are capable of playing much better.
     
  18. jj cale

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    Canadian p.p incoming.
     
  19. jj cale

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    Parayko from Mcdavid on a huge blast.

    1-0 Canada
     
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    Way to go colton
     
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    I WANT PARAYKO ON THE OILERS
     
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    Canada continuing the complete domination of Russian hockey. Ez win for Canada.
     
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    Suka blyat
     
  24. bert

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    Hilarious to see Chabot scratched over Nurse.
     
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  25. jj cale

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    little early for that pronouncement.
     

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