Who is Going to Win?

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  1. Slitty

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    The other thread was pretty dumb with relegated countries and an indirect question. So I ask you this, who takes the gold home?


    QF Matchups:

    Russia-Czech Republic
    Sweden-USA
    Belarus-Finland
    Slovakia-Canada


    SF Matchups:
    Russia/Czechs-Finland/Belarus
    Canada/Slovakia-Sweden/USA
     
  2. magical hippo

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    Gold game: Finland - Sweden
    Bronze: Russia - Canada
     
  3. burgundyblue

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    Finlands chances fell down steadily due to Niitimaki injury.
     
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  5. Canucks5551

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  6. mattihp

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    Not Finland. We're doom to end with only that one gold.
     
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    Gold game: Finland - Sweden
    Bronze: Russia - Canada
     
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    No Matti... don't be like that. ;) We're all frustrated about the silver-syndrome, but I am sure we're facing an era which will bring us a few golds soon. Finland is just a few years away from really reaching the level of all the other nations (except Canada of course) whatever comparison criteria you'll using (International play, NHL-representation, juniors etc).

    All the generations of Finnish players younger than 30 have the same quality and depth as the other nations (just go 'n check! :teach: ). Latvia WC might not give Gold because of Norrena, but there's always a next year... and what really matters anyway is just the Olympics and the World Cup, so mark 2010 in your calendar because from there on Finland won't be called underdogs ever again before a tournament in our life time.
    :win: :hockey:
     
  9. f1nn

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    i don't know about you guys but personally i fear the day the finns are no longer thought of as underdogs.. i think thats our best weapon.. even when on paper we don't look the best guys always show up ready to play and a desire to prove everyone wrong.. i think being "the underdog" plays to our advantage
     
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    Canada, as long as Auld doesn't play again.
     
  11. Habsfan 32

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    I think Canada specialy with the way Crosby is playing.
     
  12. mattihp

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    The only world champs Finland has won, was when the team was considered favourites.
     
  13. Joe MacMillan

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    I'm going to go with Russia - Canada final with Russia winning the gold in OT. Finland - Sweden bronze medal game and I'm hoping that Team Finland pulls it off and wins the Bronze. It's just a feeling I have (which btw is often wrong in the end).
     
  15. Jyssy

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    1. Russia
    2. Canada
    3. Finland
    4. Sweden
     
  16. Padawan

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    Well, like I said in my previous post. My gut feeling is often off. Sometimes even way off. This time was no exception and I was wrong with the very first team.
     
  17. Leo Naphta

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    I think Canada is the favourites now. But no nation deserves it as much as Finland.
     
  18. Padawan

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    :amazed: Never thought a swedish would say that! Are you high? :dunno:
     
  19. Leo Naphta

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    Why should I be? I don't have a problem with Finland or finns.

    And anyway, given the miracle in Helsinki and the last sunday of february in Turin... Well, I'm starting to feel sorry for Finland.
     
  20. Hensta

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    1.Finland
    2.Canada
    3.Sweden
    4.Czech Rep.
     
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    I agree with that.
     
  22. Leo Naphta

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    So, you are high too. :D
     
  23. Padawan

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    I'm starting to think Hell has frozen over. I never thought a swede would want Team Finland to win the World Championship over Team Sweden. Mats Sundin would roll over in his grave if he were dead.
     
  24. Leo Naphta

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    Hey, I don't want Finland to win. I'm cheering for Sweden alright. But I do think that Finland deserves it more. That's quite a different thing.

    Winning for Finland would be big. But it wouldn't have much importance in the grand scheme of things for Sweden. We have already won a much, much more important trophy this year.
     
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  25. Big Phil

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    As far as I'm concerned its Canada. My guess is they beat Sweden in the semis on Saturday and then play the Czechs on Sunday. Crosby and Bergeron are looking just too good to stop. It reminds me of the way they played in the '05 WJC. Boyes has also been good. Denis has been stellar too.

    But to me Crosby is the key. Every where he plays he's always the leading scorer. In the QMJHL for his two seasons, in the 2005 QMJHL playoffs, in the 2005 Memorial Cup. The better he plays it makes me wonder why he wasnt in Turin.
     

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