WC Bronze Medal Game: May 13th GDT - Russia vs. Sweden

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  1. Chimp

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    Meh, whatever. Nobody ever remembers who won the bronze. I expect this to be a quite boring game, but I guess the Russian crowd won't allow the Russian team to slack off. The bronze is yours, Russia.

    I don't even think I will take the time to watch the game.
     
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    I could care less for this game.

    Thoughtful notes by Johansson:

    http://blogg.expressen.se/nhl/entry.jsp?messid=220470

    I actually think that the swedish players(not all of them), like Mårtensson where discrediting the Canadian team in advance. Even with Canadas "b-team", we will still get our ***** kicked without a Lundqvist in net, Forsberg on center, Lidström on D, etc.

    Prediction for this game:

    Russia wins, 5-2.
     
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    Let's get rea..., hmm, whatever :(

    Russia should win this one purely on talent, can only hope either of the teams goaltender is run (or something equivalent, bergenheim? :sarcasm: No, I don't want someone injured...) in the beginning of the game so we'll see some emotions atleast... :help:
     
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    I could go either way in this one but I guess I'll root for Russia based simply on their talent level. Also, I think they deserve a medal from this tourney (despite the diving).

    I say 6-2 Russia.
     
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    I'm with you guys. I don't expect Sweden to come out with any jump, whereas Russia will be trying hard to save some face and at least get a medal. And while on some small level it would be nice for Sweden to win, it doesn't really matter either way. Still, I'll watch the match and hope Sweden cruises.
     
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    Cheer up guys. Am I the only one thinking that this could be an interesting game.

    It will be much harder for Russians to regroup after that devastating semi-final loss. Sweden was outplayed fair and square, but Russians really had a battle. I'm sure that there's enough pride left in both teams to make this game worth watching.
     
  7. Pushkin*

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    It's stupid to say it's Canada "B" team when actually this team is winning and playing way better than the so call "A" team Canada sent to Torino... I prefer team Canada 2007 . They have won 8/8 meanwhile team canada torino were shutout in 11 of the last 12 periods... Team Canada 2007-Moscow= A Who in their right mind would take blake-foote-regher-mccabe over Phaneuf-Weber-Hamhuis-Brewer for big ice real hockey ???
     
  8. Pushkin*

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    As for today's game Russia must take Bronze and show that although the lost of your best player , your best defenseman and your captain really hurts... well the rest of the team can play as well... So Russia 4 Sweden 2
     
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    Russia has something to prove, Sweden I bet is feeling quite apathetic after the loss to Canada (even though they should be happy that they kept the numbers down)
     
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    As usual, we never ****ing finish when we get the chance. Sweden looks terribe today aswell.
     
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    2:0 There is Latvian Ice Hockey curse upon Swedes. Poor things
     
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    Speaking of Swedish factor of luck. Has it abandoned them?
     
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    we're smoked

    i bet Backlund will leave his crease after 5 goals

    russia will crush us 7-1
     
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    You won't get any luck when your oponent is 10 times better anyway.
     
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    Just to make something clear here the team at the Olympics was Gretzky's country club and not Team Canada's A team.
     
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    Heads up! Now you know how it feels to be Latvian :biglaugh:
     
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    Come on, Sweden. Do not act like a bunch of lambs. A little fight instead of giving up before the second period? Perhaps a couple of tackles or anything showing that you are even interested in winning this game?
     
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    They don't have bullies like Ruutu, FYI! :p:
     
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    DAngerous situation at RUS goalie. Luck played it's turn here

    + diving
     
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    They have Hedström :sarcasm: :biglaugh:
     
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    diving show continues.:shakehead
     
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    You mean just like Finland with guys like Saravo against Russia with superstars like Ovechkin, Malkin, Kovalchuk and Frolov? Seize the moment - who dares wins.
     
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    What was it really with Saravo making Malkin look like a junior though? o_O

    I don't think Saravo ever has played a game like that, it would seem he was matched against Malkin, they were always on the ice at the same time.
     

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