GDT: Quarterfinal - May 17 - Sweden vs Latvia

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  1. stv11

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    May 17
    2:15 PM ET • 8:15 PM CET


    [​IMG] Sweden vs Latvia [​IMG]

    Sweden
    Last game's lineup

    Goaltenders:
    31 Anders Nilsson
    35 Magnus Hellberg

    Defensemen:
    23 Oliver Ekman-Larsson - 6 Adam Larsson
    47 Hampus Lindholm - 3 John Klingberg
    4 Mattias Ekholm - 5 Mikael Wikstrand

    Forwards:
    67 Rickard Rakell - 93 Mika Zibanejad - 13 Mattias Janmark
    72 Patrick Hörnqvist - 11 Mikael Backlund - 14 Gustav Nyquist
    79 Filip Forsberg - 9 Adrian Kempe - 33 Viktor Arvdisson
    91 Magnus Pääjärvi- 12 Johan Larsson - 25 Jacob de la Rose
    24 Lias Andersson - 18 Dennis Everberg

    Scratched:
    G 30 Filip Gustavsson
    D 56 Erik Gustafsson
    F 40 Elias Pettersson


    Latvia
    Last game's lineup

    Goaltenders:
    30 Elvis Merzlikins
    50 Kristers Gudlevskis

    Defensemen:
    58 Guntis Galviņš - 27 Oskars Cibuļskis
    3 Edgars Siksna - 11 Kristaps Sotnieks
    94 Kristians Rubīns - 29 Ralfs Freibergs
    77 Kristaps Zīle

    Forwards:
    24 Mikelis Rēdlihs - 25 Andris Džeriņš - 70 Miks Indrašis
    21 Rudolfs Balcers - 18 Rodrigo Ābols - 91 Ronalds Ķēniņš
    71 Roberts Bukarts - 23 Teodors Blugers - 10 Rihards Bukarts
    41 Frenks Razgals - 87 Gints Meija - 79 Vitalijs Pavlovs
    89 Nikita Jevpalovs

    Scratched:
    G 35 Matiss Kivlenieks
    D 26 Uvis Balinskis
    F 15 Martin Karsums


     
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  2. IceBjoern

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    No Karsums, no glory.

    5-1 Sweden
     
  3. ZEBROA

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    Ok Sweden if you are not your best self you wont win this game. Dont underestimate the fighting spirit of your opponent.

    This will probably be a realy tough game.
     
  4. theslatcher

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    Kempe is the center on the third line, not Forsberg.

    Backlund sounds fired up to beat his former coach.
     
  5. Namejs

    Namejs The Buffalo Dahlins

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    No Darzins, Daugavins, Bartulis, Kulda, and the list goes on. We don't care. It didn't stop us from snatching points vs. USA and Canada.
     
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    Sweden 4 - Latvia 1
     
  7. maximafinogenov7

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    But it will stop you now. Latvia would lose also with them, though.

    5:2 Sweden
     
  8. LiveeviL

    LiveeviL No unique points

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    Decent Swedish D, 187 points between the 5 NHL guys, regular season.
     
  9. Kalv

    Kalv HFB needs an app

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    I see Sweden as favorites for gold and would rather face any other team, but can`t wait for the game. As a Ducks fan, will be weird cheering against Ricky and Magnus
     
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    Tickets are sold out, Majority to Danish people due to them expecting Denmark to play.
     
  11. Namejs

    Namejs The Buffalo Dahlins

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    Do you think Sweden has more speed than Finland? I think it's speed that killed us against the Finns.
     
  12. Kalv

    Kalv HFB needs an app

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    Arvidsson can make problems :) They with Forsberg can play a quick hockey, I have seen it as a Ducks fan
    Well, Sweden is quite fast even if they might or might not be faster than Finns. The way I see it is that Sweden has the same or higher talent level on the roster as USA or CAN, but Sweden plays more team game.
    But if Slovakia, who did not qualified for 1/4 finals, could take a point from Sweden, we can stay competitive against Sweden as well :)
     
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    Once again Swedes gets the easiest way. Gold incoming bois.
     
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    Slovakia take a point, but other teams who did qualified(Russia, Czech, Swiss) couldnt did that though. So its irrelevant information.
     
  15. Chimp

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    Yeah, that's a really boring situation. I hope most Danes sell their tickets, or if they go to the game, at least make some noise and not sit there like they're in the cinema.
     
  16. Kalv

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    they played different type of game against Swedes, I believe, as they had more firepower and tried to play the game more open, no? Latvia will play Swedes tight
     
  17. Eye of Ra

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    very deserving, sweden won all games in their group, no other nation did that.
     
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    I don't see any chance for an upset here. Sorry Latvia, hope you put up a good fight.
     
  19. Namejs

    Namejs The Buffalo Dahlins

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    That's some interesting reasoning.

    If a weaker team could draw Sweden, but the stronger teams couldn't, you're saying that Latvia won't be able to go to OT against Sweden because of their previous results.

    Basically, Latvia is a good team, so there won't be any tied games. That's very interesting.

    Thanks for your opinion.
     
  20. theslatcher

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    Wasn't the type of game they played that made them go to OT.

    Anyway, expect to spend the majority of the time in your own zone either way.

    Edit: also, we didn't have Forsberg, Arvidsson, Ekholm, & Hörnqvist vs Slovakia.
     
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    Weaker group though.
     
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    Namejs The Buffalo Dahlins

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    Yup, Finland, USA and Canada are all favorites in their QF match-ups.
     
  23. Kalv

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    Well thank you, didn`t knew that myself. Thought we would dominate the game tomorrow, until you came and shed the light on me
     
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    Skott i plocken, breve och skott that is blocked.
     
  25. Eye of Ra

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    nah, czech/russia/swiss not much worse than canada/usa/finland.

    and if you compare the rosters tell me how canada/usa/finland have better roster than sweden.
     

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