WC QF: May 10th GDT - USA vs. Finland

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  1. Chimp

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    I keep up with the GDT:s today and start the other game thread for today, since the game is bound to start in about 1 hour.

    I think it'll be a very interesting game, with a United States team that has played better in WHC since a long time, according to me. Finland is Europe's own transatlantic team, so perhaps we will see a quite physical game this afternoon/day, depending on where you live.

    United States has added Zach Parise from NJ Devils and Ryan Callahan from NY Rangers.

    http://www.iihf.com/Hydra/Tournaments_07/output/WS/hydra.iihf.com/113/

    This game will probably be streamed online, just as the Canada - Switzerland game was, if you can't watch it on TV.
     
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    Finland will go through, IMO. They will need a very good performance from Lehtonen to pull it off though.
     
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    In order to win USA Finland needs to improve the exploitation of scoring chances that has sucked so far in this tournament.
     
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    Thanks for game talk Chimp.

    Team USA is hungrier that it has been for a while. Good legs; and the s(kill) is there too. ( I meant finishing touch). These guys are serious this time.

    And, as you mentioned, USA added Paris and Callahan to the roster. The thing is: are they ready to play ? Both are world class players, but it might be too soon for both. Or, do they just mess up the team chemistry ?

    Finland has also been coining up its roster all the way. It has been changing pretty much for all of the games. Tell me when has that been any good for the team. The answer is, of course, only if the team is Canada.

    My prediction: Finland will physically dominate (after 2nd); they will control the pace of the game, trying as hard they can, but they will not score. USA will have those two necessary counter attacks they need; and will score on both.

    But, that's just based to this year performances from both teams. Let the game begin.

    And just to be kidding; Lehtonen will tip in the first one :)
     
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    For free?
     
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    I'm hoping for the U.S. but their defence has got to be a lot better than it was against Canada. It was non-existent.
     
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    Thanks, but my computer has had issues with sopcast in the past, so I don't think that'll work.

    Anyone know of a radio feed online?
     
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    can't get the stream on tsn broadband...
     
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    The Swiss sopcast channel works and shows the game. Early PP for Finland.
     
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    Don't pass it Kallio!
     
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    Oooh what a chance for Finland! Nice skating to create the breakaway, didn't see who it was. Good save by Grahame.
     
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    Sorry, new to the sopcast thing...which channel is that? Thanks.
     
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    It was Mika Pyörälä. Piss poor execution though :shakehead
     
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    Nice two zone pass from USA, the Finnish defenseman felt he had to hook the American player (which he probably did). PP USA.

    It's kind of hard to see which players who are involved in the plays, the commentator is speaking german and the picture is of course a little bit grainy. ;)
     
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    If you go to that website and have Sopcast already installed you just have to click the play link. I had to download that VLC player for it to work though.
     
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    Side note, I thought Esche was on the team? When did he get taken off?
     
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    Nifty dekes by Lehtinen creates a good scoring chance on the PK for Finland. Grahame covered the lower part of the net and smothered the puck on the shot, which the Finnish player in front of the net really didn't get a lot of stick on.

    USA answers with a dangerous oddman rush after the PP was over.

    It's obvious both teams are playing for the win.
     
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    Panic time for Finland. Feels like we are playing the Czech's.
     
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    Chimp, I appreciate the updates :handclap:
     
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    Before the tourney started when Jason B was added; news article indicated Esche's son was sick at the time.
     
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    It's walrus time :walrus: 1-0 T.Ruutu!!
     
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    Ah, ok. Thought he played a few games but I guess I was mistaken.
     
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    Finland scores! Tuomu Ruutu comes from nowhere and steals the puck from a battle at the left boards. He comes in with full speed and fires a wrister that Grahame perhaps should have had a piece of. USA cannot be satisfied with letting Ruutu stepping in that easily, although the opportunity didn't look that dangerous, it seemed like Grahame had full view of the shooter.

    1-0 Finland.
     
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    Team Finland has been very impressive today on 6 vs. 5 situations.
     
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