Why is Sweden and Canada playing a exhibition game couple of days before "real" game?

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  1. SChan*

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    I think it's beyond stupid by both teams.
     
  2. Took a pill in Sbisa

    Took a pill in Sbisa 2showToffoliIwascool

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    develop chemistry, get in game shape mentally, practice line combos, get used to each other, develop a style of play.

    I had thought it was a pretty obvious assumption..
     
  3. SChan*

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    you also expose your weakness, and then you play again in the opener when it means something. Injuries and stuff like that can also occur in a meaningless game.
     
  4. If your coach doesn't correct the glaring weakness in an exhibition team, your team isn't going anywhere.
     
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    To test out the officials. :dunce:
     
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    name an important player that got injured in an exhibition game in the past.
     
  7. SChan*

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    so that is proof it cant happen now? I just dont like the idea to play the same opponent twice in a few days (one meaningless and one game that means something)
     
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    no, I'm proving that the liklihood of an injury in exhibition play is so small that it's worth taking the chance to achieve the reasons I stated above.
     
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    You have to have a weakness for it to be exposed :sarcasm: just kidding :innocent:
     
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    Its good for both team to get their game legs going, you can practice all you want, but teams need to play for real.
     
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    i think its a bit dumb, i mean they should play a different team than th eone they open up against



    im from sudbury too, by the way
     
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    well as long as you expose less weaknesses than your opponent you should be fine.
     
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    I don't think it really matters. As people have already said I think it's mainly to get chemistry, see what lines work, which don't etc... Canada also plays Finland and I think the Swedes play the Swiss. It's one game, not a series. . .
     
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    They always play exhibition games.
     
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