Favourite International Rivalries?

Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by Seanconn*, May 13, 2011.

  1. Seanconn*

    Seanconn* Guest

    Which one is your favourite? Based on whatever reasons you have for any of them to be your favourite.

    I gotta go with Canada and Russia, followed by all european countries and Russia. :laugh:

    everyone just hates losing to them so much, and they have won a lot.

    Sweden/Finland would be my second personal choice, followed by USA/CAN.
     
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    Canada vs Russia
    Canada vs US
     
  3. FinRuutu

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    This one is way too easy for me. Yeah, you know it already.
     
  4. Seanconn*

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    could a mod edit the second Canada VS Russia option in the poll with any of the rivalries I didn't fit in? ... maybe Slovakia vs who ever you want. :handclap:

    would be great if you could, thanks.

    I know i went for the big countries, so if you think I'm forgetting your favourite national team or rivalry, let us know :handclap:
     
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    USA V Sweden? :sarcasm:
     
  6. Greece vs Turkey
     
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    North Korea vs. South Korea :sarcasm:
     
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    Finland vs. Denmark?
     
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    Would of woted but theres no option Finland - Sweden :)
     
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    FIN-SWE and FIN-RUS equally fierce for me.

    Objectively it's clearly CAN-RUS.

    In football Finland - Azerbaidjan. :sarcasm:
     
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    I'll just quote what I wrote in the gold medal game-thread:
    Sweden: "The team we really don't want to lose to is Finland, the team we really want to beat is Canada."

    I don't think the Sweden/Canada-rivalry can beat Sweden/Finland, Canada/Russia or US/Canada, but it's evident that it's on the rise.
     
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    Yeah, I'm not sure why that's even a choice, there's more history between USA/Finland than USA/Sweden.

    As an American though, it has to be USA/Canada for me.
     
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    Canada/Russia all day
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    No option for FIN -SWE?

    :laugh:
     
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    Sweden-Belarus

    And this
     
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    I 2nd this or SWE-NOR are my favourites.
     
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    Pentothal Listen with one ear

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    The Sweden - Finland rivalry has more history than many of the countries on that list. ;)
     
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    My top 5:

    1. Russia - Canada: always the most entertaining games
    2. Russia - Czechs: usually more focused play and with great goaltending performances
    3. Canada - USA: the most physical rivalry, it's usually hard not to root for the US
    4. Russia - USA: also high-octane hockey, although they've rarely played each other recently
    5. Canada - Switzerland: gotta love the upsets!
     
  20. Inkling

    Inkling Same Old Hockey

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    Canada - Russia
    Finland - Sweden
     
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    Finland-Sweden or Canada-Usa

    Oh and Sweden-Belarus :laugh::laugh:
     
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    Canada vs USA
     
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    1. Fin-Swe
    2. Can-Rus
     
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    Finland - Sweden for me. It's a bitter rivalry too since we've lost so many important games against them... Russia on the other hand we've won lately.

    Canada - Russia is my 2nd. And I guess this would be the objective choice.
     
  25. MFarrer74

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    USA vs Canada is my personal favorite although I do enjoy a Finland vs Sweden match-up as well.
     

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