Czech vs. Russia, going for the Bronze

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  1. Waseda

    Waseda Registered User

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    What do you guys think ?.. I think the Russians are demoralized and Czech wins the brozne. I might be biased after reading the classy posts by the Czechs and the Russian whiners.but Czech looks like the most stable team to me.

    I'll be drinking my Pilsner Uruquell tomorrow and pulling for the Czechs!.
     
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    Well i'm quite pesimist about this one. Team who will find more motivation will win.
    And since Czechs didn't find motivation vs Sweden? :dunno:
     
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    Are you sayig that the Czechs are not demoralized after the loss to Sweden? :sarcasm: I have no idea what happened to the Czechs, but they played an absolutely horrible game. They played by far worse than the Russians. To be honest, I have never seen the Czechs playing so bad defensively. I just couldn't believe my eyes.

    I think that it should be a fun bronze medal match though. We should see a lot of goals.
     
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    Hard to say if either or both of these teams show up. Neither of them was going for Bronze, and there's no off day to get their fire back. Watch out for those dirty Russians!
     
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    Agreed. Watch out for those dirty Czechs!!
     
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    In all honesty, I dont care much at all about this match. The differance between winning and losing will be minute in my eyes. Just as well, go Russia, and best of luck to the Czechs.
     
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    I would start Bryzgalov to make ammends for past comments and ensure his participation in future events. Nabkov has lost his superhuman aura, and it really doesn't matter... he is tired as it is.
     
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    I'll almost second that. A Bronze medal would still do. So go Russia. Go Finland. Beat the **** out of this Sweden
     
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    Let Naby play. We still need the medal
     
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    Given his post game interview, Krikunov may not start Nabokov.... Im guessing Sokolov.
     
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    I think Fetisov-Bure-Tyagachev will explain it to him that the nation needs another medal... And here comes Naby
     
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    The Russians are never good at winning bronze medals. It`s always "gold or nothing" for them. I see the Czech winning this, locking everything.
     
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    Hmm... the last Olympics, the last World Championships come to mind. However, there is certainly a gold or nothing attitude amongst Russians that prevails even the Canadian mentality of "we must win, we are the best at hockey."
     
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    I always thought we won last 2 games for Bronze :dunno:
     
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    I know that Pasha will swallow the pain one more time and give it everything he's got to win that bronze medal. GO RUSSIA!
     
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    I hope the Czechs win, a medal is still a medal... And there's a saying (that isn't really true, but whatever),... sometimes it's better to win the bronze medal game than to lose in the final.

    Czechs and the Russians have been the two most consistant hockey nations in the last 5 or so Olympics.

    Here's to a good, tension-free game...

    (if I had to bet though, I'd put my money on the Russians) :dunno:
     
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    Russia wins 5-2 in a floater fest...the Czechs are soft.
     
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    This could be a great game if both teams can get fired up and care enough about the bronze.
     
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    I'd like to see Jagr win a medal, but right now I'm more interested in seeing him make it back to the States safely.
     
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    Go RUSSIA Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
     
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    I would imagine that it would be nicer
    to finish a best-of-the-best tournament
    with a win rather than a loss.

    Also, an Olympic medal is a rare medal.
    You have to be extremely good if you have
    one, regardless of the sport.

    I hope these guys find at least some spirit
    and we'll have a good game.

    Maybe the CZE finally wake up and play
    at their own great level?
     
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