Question about Italy

Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by Yureeka47*, Jan 2, 2006.

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  1. Yureeka47*

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    Are they only playing because they're hosting? They're gonna get smoked big time.
     
  2. Atticus Finch

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    Yes, host country automatically gets in. There's only 5-6k registered players in Italy, all in the northern part of the country. France would kick their ***...that's bad.
     
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    I wonder if teams are gonna go easy on them
     
  4. RJ8812*

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    people asked the same thing about sweden when they played belarus, and we all know the end result....
     
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    Yes.



    Can someone tell me this: How did Germany and France get relegated in the WC's? Did their teams just not show up?



    As for Italy, they just want to stay within 5 or 6 goals of some of these teams.
     
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    Yes Italy playing because is the host country. No doubt the "Blue team" hasn't any possibility regarding to the other teams. But take into consideration Italy gained last season the 2006 IIHF World Championship in Riga with the top teams, winning the World Championship Div I in Nederland.
     
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    Everyone should know better, Italians can't play hockey. Leave it to the Canadiens, Russians, and Swedes.

    Italians :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh: It must be some sort of joke.
     
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    Goaltending will be vital, Goulet has a daunting task ahead but you know they will be ready. They are at home so they will probably be in a game or two. If they can win one all the better. Who will start, will it be Muzzatti?
     

  10. I agree, they can't play hockey.


    But don't step any farther with your statement... :madfire: ;)
     
  11. If the tournament involves goal differential, no one will go easy on the Italians.
     
  12. Yureeka47*

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    but Belarus would crush Italy lol
     

  13. Italy is not in Belarus's league.

    I don't think many people think they are.
     
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    Germany sucked big time.

    They didn't win a single point in the first round. Unfortunately their best performance came against the Czechs in a 2-0 loss. They went 1-1-1 in the relegation round which wasn't enough to stay in Group A since both Slovenia & Denmark won 2 games in the relegation round.

    The whole team performance was just bad. Terrible PP. They used defensive d-men in PP which lost the puck twice in 2 mins etc. To sum it up: It was somehow pathetic.
     
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    *****. Its not their fault they are electric in nearly every other winter sport. Dont be a bigot.
     
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    Does anyone know if Muzzatti is starting in net for the Italians? He wasnt terrible when he was in Hartford, though it was a while ago.
     
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    I'm not im just saying they are bad at hockey, not every other sport. :dunno:
     
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    Believe me i dont need to go any further. I think you got my message.
     
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    Yes, the starting goalie is Jason Muzzatti.
     
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    I hate this post. What a message, real strong and proves you are a poster to be reckoned with. :confused:
     
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    That bad?

    France just recently lost 12-1 to the Finnish "mestis" national team.. which is a national team of basically ECHL equivalent guys from Finland's second division, which should be about +/- ECHL level...
     
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    It's been a few years, but here's their results against the 'top 7' from recent world championships.

    2002
    USA 5, Italy 2
    Canada 5, Italy 0

    2001
    Russia 7, Italy 0
    Canada 3, Italy 1
    Czech Republic 11, Italy 0

    2000
    Finland 6, Italy 0
    Slovakia 6, Italy 2
    Czech Republic 9, Italy 2
    Canada 6, Italy 0

    1999
    Slovakia 7, Italy 4
    Canada 5, Italy 2

    1998
    Slovakia 2, Italy 1
    Canada 5, Italy 2
    USA 4, Italy 0

    Not as bad as I thought considering alot of NHLers play in the WC. But they've gotten considerably worse since '02 - and the WC aren't close to each nation's best. This could get ugly. :cry:
     
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    Hey, if they can get Pisani, they'll be alll right..:D:D
     
  24. Avery4Byng*

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    I personally cannot wait to see Fernando out there.....

    "there was something in the air that night, the stars were bright fernandoooo"
     
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    (insert mob voice) Fernando Pisani, What are ya doin' to my boys?
     
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