WJC Relegation Round talk

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  1. Predatore

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    Group A: Switzerland - Norway PAC Tue 27.12 2 - 0
    Group B: Slovakia - Latvia PRO Tue 27.12 7 - 4

    Relegation: Switzerland - Latvia PAC Mon
    Relegation: Slovakia - Norway PAC Tue 03.01
    Relegation: Latvia - Norway PAC Wed 04.01
    Relegation: Switzerland - Slovakia PAC Wed 04.01

    R Team GP W T L GF:GA GDF PTS
    1 SVK 1 1 0 0 7:4 3 2
    2 SUI 1 1 0 0 2:0 2 2
    3 NOR 1 0 0 1 0:2 -2 0
    4 LAT 1 0 0 1 4:7 -3 0
     
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    Switzerland/Latvia is the only game really worth noting
     
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    Lets get this tourney to 12 teams and relegate 2 then if they would like. It would be nice to have four quarter finals , getting rid of the ridiculous bye. I hear of the possibility of a four team tourney between those relegated and those promoted. It would be better than the current system but I like the idea of 12 better. Teams can stay up longer in the top division and play against premier opposition and be before most of the scouts. Not as many scouts get to Denmark or Italy for Div 1.
     


  4. I liked what I saw of Latvia at the last World Championship. Great fans. I think the nation has a bright future.

    I also think the Swiss have the potential to unseat Germany as the last member of the "Big 8", because the Swiss junior program seems to be on the rise.
     
  5. Ogopogo*

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    I attended the Latvia/Slovakia game and it was easily the best of the four games I attended. Latvia showed some fight made a valiant effort to make a comeback. The Kelowna crowd supported the underdog Latvians very loudly.
     
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    Go Slovakia, would suck big time if they get regulated since I already missed the chance to see Juraj Mikus this wjc's, hopefully I can see him play at next years in Sweden as long as Canada or USA play against Slovakia or I hit the lotto quit my job and fly over to Sweden. :yo:


    After a unlucky tournament last year, what happened to them this year? I haven't had the chance to see them so I don't really know how they have been playing? I thought Halak was really good at last years tournament, how was the goaltending/defense this year?

    Anyone that saw the Slovaks play, was Mikus knocked off the puck easy? it seems to be a problem from what I saw at the U-18's.
     
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    This is what I have been saying for years.

    Even when I was lucky enough to run into Bob Nicholson on Thursday (Hockey Canada Federation president), I pitched this idea to him, especially since Belarus and Germany have been yo-yoing between the elite and Div I for the past 4 years. He is concerned about more games like 9-1 (FIN-NOR). He suggested that the Top-2 or 4 of Div I and the bottom 2 of the elite should play a qualification tournament every year to determine which 2 will play in the elite pool.

    Interesting idea, but I still think 12 teams is a better idea.
     
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    Well, the real tourney just started for Latvia. Yeah, you dont go to tournament just to avoid relegation and loose easily to those teams this doesnt concern. Game with Slovakia was important and we lost it, now we need 2 wins :yo: Anyway im praying to hockey god so our youngster can hold on to this position. Speaking about makeing this tourney bigger, well im with all hands and legs for this idea. :)
     
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    Slovakia and Zagrapan will take the part.
     
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    support from kelowna fans

    that's probably because kelowna's # 10 Lauris Darzins is from Latvia and was instrumental in getting his team into this tournament but is too old to play in it this year.
     
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    Switzerland is already the 8th nation before the germans.
     
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    What is your forcast for the game Switzerland - Latvia?

    i think.... 4-2 Switzerland
     
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    I don't know about having 12 teams. As someone here suggested, I like the idea of an August tournament with the 2 relegated teams and 2 promoted teams.

    That way the 2 best teams play.

    There have been waaaaaaaay too many examples of a team getting promoted, having all its players graduate and having an entirely different team playing in the top pool. France is a great example of that.

    How exactly is a nation going to grow in hockey by getting pounded in the top pool???? Adding 2 more teams just makes for more pointless matches and a greater chance of an injury occurring. Just my opinion.
     
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    At Junior yeah, not at senior yet though.
     
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    At the senior level too Id say but thats another topic.
     
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    heh look who got booted out of the 16-team Worlds last year :shakehead
     
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    4-1 Swiss... this one's over
     
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    The swiss won eventually 5-2.

    They stay again in the elite before their last game vs Slovakia.
     
  20. SwisshockeyAcademy

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    Be nice to see them grab 7th- It would be a good reward for a decent showing.
     
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    I was at the game. Martins Karsums (Moncton) impressed me.

    Here are some pictures
     
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    It's marvellous seeing yours pictures. Thank you

    And I'll have a look on Karsums by now.

    How many burgers do you eat in one game?? :sarcasm:


    ps: Je suis très fier que la Suisse puisse avoir un niveau semblable avec une équipe considérée comme faible sur le papier!
     
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    Well, we had dream... Anyway, was nice to see latvian youngsters playing against some U20 top teams. To finish the tourny with a head up, we MUST beat Norway. As for the rest of you guys, see ya in Torino, first game Latvia -USA :D
     
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    Slovakia 4
    Norway 3
     
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    Moi aussi. N'est-ce pas exellent ;)
     
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