GDT: WHC day 4: Sweden France, Canada Denmark

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  1. LaGu

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    Larsson started the game with a great jump up into the play and threaded a cross pass to Rakell, 1-0 Sweden.
     
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    Playing with OEL seems to have given him a boatload of confidence
     
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    Could be that, could be just in a better place mentally. He had a hell of year for anyone.

    Edit: I'm sure the Oilers did all the could to support Larsson, but being around countrymen might be making easier for him.
     
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    Yes, he is looking real good. Or was, then France started talking penalty after penalty and since he is not on either of the PP units he has obviously been a bit invisible after that good start.
     
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    Has Nurse improved at all from his bad USA game?
     
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    OEL lost his mom a year or so ago so I he knows exactly what Larsson was going thru.

    They seem to have some chemistry too, might of bonded due to the situations.
     
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    OEL already knew what to expect from Larsson and likes playing with him. They played together in the World Juniors and other tournaments in the past, so they know each other well. OEL commented specifically on this in an interview a week ago or something.
     
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    That makes sense. Good news if he is playing with that renewed vigor and confidence.
     
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    Have to think playing hockey for the love of the game is a bit easier than playing as a job on a crappy team.
     
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    I'd love OEL as an Oiler. Maybe Larsson convinces him.
     
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    I'm hoping one of these years we convince someone to come because of the Worlds
     
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    Larsson just destroyed a guy before setting up OEL for the 3-0 goal.
     
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    Nuge for OEL E5
     
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    Lars got some confidence now (granted it is France)
     
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    Despite not playing much Larsson is a force!
    Love it!

    Edit: Got to add though that it is France they're facing. Not really quality opposition. Will be interesting to see them vs Switzerland, Slovakia and especially Russia.
     
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    How's that working out with McLellan?
     
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    Did you guys see the Larsson hit? It was a monster hit, but he might get suspended for it
     
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    "Hey do you like playing in this tournament? Come to Edmonton and you can play here every year!"
     
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    I just spat my coffee out
     
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    They are definitely budding up on the bench, laughing at the French being pissed off at Larsson.

    Larsson also jumped the French guy pulling down OEL earlier. I guess he always does that though, but still, I am trying to see (imagine) a connection there... To bad OEL isn't from the north in Swe, he is from the south so weather conditions could be a consideration (which it isn't for the Larsson's of the world, he's a wildling from beyond the wall)
     
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    Sweden is a part of Game of Thrones? :sarcasm:
     
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    Better get it over with now then. Next couple of games aren't that important.

    You're right though, and he knew it, you could see him stopping up afterwards. I would say keep your head up but with the rules in the NHL it doesn't really matter anymore (not sure IIHF has the same rule book though).
     
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    Elias Pettersson with a great 1st goal of the tournament. Vancouver prospect but still I am happy for him, huge expectations in this tournament with nothing to show for it so far.

    Still smallish though, he definitely needs to build up body strenght.
     
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    Well not like it would any different staying in Arizona ;)

    Just realized this is his 5th World Championships. Crazy.
     
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    I gotta say that I enjoyed that game, which I did not expect...

    France were good, a lot of fight in them. Feisty game after the Larsson hit. It lit a fire in them which they should try to remember. If they play like this vs many of the other teams they'll win some games.
     
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