WJC: Dec 26 GDT - Sweden vs. Canada

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  1. Predatore

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    Prediction with my heart: Swe - Can 3-1

    Prediction with my brain: Swe - Can 1-2
     
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    Should be a great game, I'm really excited to see Backstrom and Berglund for the first time.
     
  4. Towelie*

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    I think Canada will win this one. I think it was a very good lesson to have Sweden beat them in the exhibition, especially in the fashion they did - coming back. I think this will make Canada turn it up a notch, and ultimately the very good Swede team will be unable to match them.

    To be honest, and I hope I don't seem arrogant, I would like the games to be a lot closer this year. Last year Canada pretty much dominated every single game and there were never really any times that I feared they would lose. Lets hope for a more competitive tournament!
     
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    I hope the game will be entertaining. Thats the only thing what I'm looking forward too, entertainment, because there is no way Sweden beats that team twice in one week. No way.

    The canadians will win by at least a two goal margin. I predict 5-2 to Canada.
     
  6. Maken*

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    Go Canada Go!

    Shut down Backstrom and it should be an easy win.
     
  7. Vikke

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    I'm not sure. If Bäckström fails to deliver, there's a few players left that can step it up a notch. Bergfors, Patrik Berglund and Patric Hörnqvist should be able to create some offense.

    Of course we'd be vulnerable without a producing Bäckström though.
     
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    Your avatar, quite frankly i'm speechless. :)


    As for the game, lets just say Bäckström has had a single point in the exhibition games, he's due.
     
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    Canada 3 Sweden 1

    Backstrom is who I'll be watching
     
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    4-3 Canada
     
  11. An Ape called Yoko

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    I think it will be a relatively easy victory for Canada,

    5-2.

    This is not the game to win for Sweden. Slovakia is.
     
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    I guess,the lines of Canada will look like this:

    Marchand- Cogliano- Downie
    Gagner –Toews- O'Marra
    Pyatt -Little- Neal
    Helm -Cliche- Bertram
    McArdle

    Letang-Bourdon
    Parent-Staal
    Russell-Franson
    Alzner


    Price-starter
    Irving-backup

    I predict 3-2 Canada .
     
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    Swedish lines will probably look like this:

    Nicklas Bergfors - Nicklas Bäckström - Robin Lindqvist
    Andreas Thuresson - Patrik Berglund - Martin Johansson
    Fredrik Pettersson - Patrik Zackrisson - Alexander Sundström
    Patrik Hörnqvist - Magnus Isaksson - Linus Omark
    Andreas Molinder

    Niklas Hjalmarsson - Daniel Rahimi
    Jonas Junland - Jonas Ahnelöv
    Alexander Ribbenstrand - Alexander Hellström
    Patrik Nevalainen

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    One helluva waste to have Hörnqvist on the fourth line and have a player like Martin Johansson with Berglund on the second line. Martin is absolutely worthless in the offensive part of the game.. and has no finishing skills whatsoever. But Bendelin couldn´t care less about that. He wants 0-0 hockey like the quarterfinal last year... He has built this team on twowayplayers... It needs more offensively skilled forwards which we have. But those players werent even invited to the camp (Möller, Gynge, D. Axelsson).. and now also Wandell was cut as the last player, who has the ability to the unexpected in the offensive zone.
     
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    Dammit, I'm gonna miss this game. Gonna have to tape it or something.

    :banghead:
     
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    I agree with most of that, especially about Hörnquist. I want him playing alongside Berglund.

    Well, if Sweden gets steam rolled today, maybe Bendelin will change his mind.
     
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    5-1 Sweden. the home crowd will rally them and backstom and bergfors will light it up. theirs only 2 teams that scare me in this tourny USA and sweden.everyone else Canada should man handle.
     
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    Gee, I wish!

    If someone gave me an odds of 55 to 1 on that, I might take it. Not lower.
     
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    man, I am pumped for this game! Hope to see a really physical game.
     
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    Who's in net, Enroth or Gistedt?
     
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    The Price is right *****! :clap:
     
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    Downie has to do a good job of throwing off Backstrom. He did it to Malkin last year and Malkin was invisible for the game.
     
  22. Checker*

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    In order to do that, he'll have to focus on trying to refrain from taking 26 minutes of penalties.

    I know it's difficult not to get penalized for over 20 minutes in a single game with these international refs and all.
     
  23. Vikke

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    Heh, yeah, imagine if there were only two player on each team who managed that. Then you'd have 20x20x2 PIM per game :banghead: :help:
     
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    I'm gonna guess a 3-1 Canada win.
    Downie, Cogliano, and McArdle
    Backstrom
     
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