Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by beeker16, Feb 13, 2006.
How are players that are pulling out being viewed as by the fans and media of their home countries?
they can never go back, or they'd be sued for treason and hung!!!
Kim Johnsson is a bi*ch, that's for sure
He should've known in August that his wife was gonna have a baby
It's just not done.
If the clubs wouldn't let the players go, that would be accepted as a reason. Everything else is unacceptable.
Oh well, if there's a child on the way, we'll make an exception.
Media isn't reacting much in Sweden. Though I do expect some sour comments over NÃ¤slund and Johnsson. The fans at this board are probably a good reflection of how most fans react.
There has a lot of talk concerning the subject. Some journalistÂ´s feel that those who donÂ´t play for team Finland are traitors. Others stress that GMÂ´s donÂ´t care how Finland does, and therefore force their best players to rest. There are also some journalistÂ´s that belive in KiprusoffÂ´s and KapanenÂ´s injuries, but are unhappy because Kapanen seems to care more about Flyers success than FinlandÂ´s. They feel they should play first for Finland and second for their NHL-teams.
I belive that a big part of this "scandal" is due to the fact that both Kiprusoff and Kapanen have been reluctant to play for team Finland in the past. World cup of 2005 also plays a part, as there were lotÂ´s of refusals.
I don't remember about Kapanen, but I'm pretty sure Kiprusoff was in net for Finland at the World Cup? Or are you talking about the world championships?
That's definitely the impression you get from reading this board.
Players stepping down are viewed as slacky pu$$ies.
To me it depends on the reasons they're pulling out. If it's a real injury then it's understandable. Sami Kapanen is one guy I have no hard feelings about this for example, he's battled the entire season against injuries and while he's played each of Philadelphia's last 5 games (with poor results I might add), from what I've seen him play, he's definitely not 100% ok. PitkÃ¤nen can also be lumped together with Kapanen as he too had a pretty long term injury and if based on results that he's put up after the injury as opposed to before the injury, he doesn't seem to be 100% ok either.
Then when looking at Kiprusoff who's played most from all goalies, hasn't been listed day-to-day or as injured even once, and he still continued playing nearly every game after the announcement... Entirely different issue there. If he still has hard feelings from the World Cup fiasco with the coaching staff, then he should be man enough to say so and not make up imaginary injuries because that's what it looks like now.
Yes you are right. Kiprusoff was Finlands #1 goalie in Wold Cup of Hockey in 2004. He was not in World Championships 2005.
By the way, it wasnÂ´t my opinnion. I was just answering to beeker16Â´s guestion: "How are players that are pulling out being viewed as by the fans and media of their home countries?" I think what I represent in my earlier post covers 90% of what people think in Finland.
edit. me tarzan you jane
Here, I fixed it for you. So that it's not confusing...