Slovakia is still alive!!

Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by QcS, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. QcS

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    They are kicking Belarus butt 7-0 in the third right now..

    which means the Swiss-Germany game this afternoon will determine everything.

    If the Germans win, the Swiss and Germans will stay with the big boys next year.
    If Switzerland wins, the Swiss and Slovakia will stay with the big boys.

    wow.. quite the turn of events! :eek:
     
  2. The_Human_Atombomb

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    If I'm not mistaken, the Germans need one point against the Swiss to avoid relegation, so even an overtime loss would cut it.
     
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    What time does Germany play Switzerland?
     
  4. Bryzga lol*

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    What a dissapointment that would be if Germany was demoted to Division 1, after beating the US and all...
     
  5. emb24*

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    the deutsch against the swiss now THERE'S a sleeping pill for you
    :D
     
  6. Bryzga lol*

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    Yeah, because Canada, Russia and the US are the only teams that can play hockey :shakehead
     
  7. loudi94

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    Honestly how many of you would have thought this game would be the benchmark for the tournament? Going in I figured the final game would determine everything. Shows what I know. ;)
     
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    Screw the finals, this game is the ****.
     
  9. QcS

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    why some people feel the urge to post even when they have absolutely nothing to say, i'll never understand.
    :dunno:

    The relegation round IS of interest to some people.
     
  10. Jimmi McJenkins

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    I agree, it matters to alot of people whether their country gets relagated, because then they have to spend a year worth of players trying to get back into the Tourny
     
  11. Jazz

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    I agree, but he was showing typical Canadian arrogance when it comes to hockey, especially international hockey. :shakehead
     
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    Take a pill. I was just pointing out the absurdity in which a regulation game was "determining everything".
    That to me is equivalent to the soccer world's interest in Canada playing Costa Rica in a World Cup qualifying game.
     
  14. Skylab

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    That game does determine everything relative to who is relegated, which is what was clearly implied in the original post. Just like the bronze medal game will determine everything relative to who finishes third, etc.
     
  15. loudi94

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    Fair enough.
    Enough said.

    One last comment:

    "A report that the world junior championship will go to 12 teams in 2008 was played down by a Hockey Canada official who wished to remain anonymous. The report indicated the IIHF would likely decide at meetings in May to allow all 10 teams in the tournament now to remain, and add Denmark and Kazakhstan, who won the Pool B titles. But the Hockey Canada official said there had been "minor backroom talk" about the issue and was not sure how far the idea would get in May."
     
  16. 12# Peter Bondra

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    That happened to Belarus in North Dakota, they beat the US 5-1 and still were relegated.
     
  17. Jazz

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    Is there a link for this?
     
  18. Jimmi McJenkins

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    4-2 Swiss nearing the end of the second
     
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    wow, Switzerland scores again and leads 5-3 with less than 4 minutes left.. looks like Germany is indeed the one that would go down.

    Btw, i don't get why Czech and Finland play at the same time instead of the other relegation game (played 3 hours before) :shakehead
     
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    Damn, I feel bad for the Germans. Their goalie too.
     
  22. 12# Peter Bondra

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    So in the end we saved ourselves. Quite extraordinary.
     
  23. Jazz

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    Very. Congrats.

    Unfortunately, this might stop talk of expanding the tournament to 12 teams.....
     
  24. 12# Peter Bondra

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    It will also mean there wont be any major changes in our U20 structures like if we fell. Our junior system needs a kick in the ***. BIG time.
     
  25. Jazz

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    I agree with that as well....

    Oh well, not good for the sport (both in terms of revamping Slovakia's junior programs for the future and not helping the 2nd tier nations progress by expanding the tournament)
     

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