WJC: Finland 2020 Roster Talk

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  1. Svedu

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    Oden´s skating and Puistolas dangling has been a great match in this game. I appreciate Oden´s hard work. Ranta and Räty shows something as well and i hope they show even more further down the road.
    Maccelli has actually been a bit more anonymous in this game, which could be something good too. That this team can be able to win without everyone playing their best game.

    Annunen does look really calm in the net.
     
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    There is a game thread ;)
     
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    I am not sure but he distantly reminds me of Tuomo Ruutu somehow, perhaps it was just the breakaway and hitting.
     
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  4. FinPanda

    FinPanda Team Finland 2019 WJC champions

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    Hyvää uutta vuotta 2020! Happy new year 2020!

    I hope this team proves us all wrong.. but I don't expect much.
     
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    I must say, I have been disappointed with the quality of insight and comments provided by Helminen or his assistants this tournament
    As the coach should be the smartest guy on the bench.. it feels this is the weakness now
     
  6. FinPanda

    FinPanda Team Finland 2019 WJC champions

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    Yeah but it was quite expected. Helminen isn't the best coach.
     
  7. Raimo Sillanpää

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    I mean that, he doesn’t seem to have the brains needed for the job. Which is harsh, but you can’t fix that, so no future as a coach..
     
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    8-1 USA. Honka and Thomson will play horrible and the poor Annunen will get destroyed early in this quarterfinal. Thomson will probably sit in the penalty box a couple of times, great captain... Raipe will have no answers just because he´s not good enough, neither tactically or mentally.
    The Americans will have an extra eye on Puistola and Maccelli and therefor make them anonymous in this game. Ranta has only played one good game and he will probably not wake up for this one against tougher competition.
    Räty brothers are just like Maccelli in this tournament, sometimes they show up and sometimes they don´t.
    The only player who has brung an consistent work effort in every single game is Joonas Oden and therefor i hope he has a good game and impresses the scouts. He´s a good skater with a great motor, grinds and works hard in every shift. He has the potential to become a good fourth liner in the NHL, make no mistake about it.

    Caulfield will probably wake up for this one and score three goals. Zegras will continue playing great and showcase his vision. Wahlström will absolutely toy with defenders like Honka and Thomson.
    Kaliyev will probably score at least two goals in this one.
    Last but not least, Turcotte has been underwhelming in this tournament and of course he will turn it around when they face Finland.

    Obviously i hope i´m wrong because i´m rooting for my Leijonat, but hey you got to be realistic.
     
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    No we win.
     
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    This is the nostalgic Finnish optimism I was looking for :laugh:
     
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    The outcome really is unpredictable for me this time. Will be a closer game than some may think.
     
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    And so team and Helminen show hockey future forums whiner losers ( so called Finnish suppoters) how hockey is played.

    Good job.
     
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    Great job to Finland. Awesome defensive structure.
     
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    Finns are always my favorite team in these tournaments, but posts like this make it hard to cheer for them.


    Grow up just a little.
     
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    FinPanda Team Finland 2019 WJC champions

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    I am very proud. They showed up once again when it matters.
     
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    We did it! :)
     
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    At least Helminen got them fired up enough for them to forget all about following his gameplan ;)
     
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    Oh. You should see what people wrote about Helminen before this game.
    And I should growup?
     
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    Great copypasta
     
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  20. FinPanda

    FinPanda Team Finland 2019 WJC champions

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    I am worried about us not having enough players to fully challenge our future opponents. Tanus may get suspension. I hope Petman is good to go.
     
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    Is Raipe getting any recognition for a great system and execution for this game? Or does it only count when people are not happy about him. Finland played extremely well in a live or die match and executed the defencive system almost perfectly. Against a team that was better than them.

    Would be just nice to get some positivity around finns when someone does something well. Especially when everyone is ready to blame the coach for every single thing that goes sideways.
     
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    FinPanda Team Finland 2019 WJC champions

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    We can't be happy and positive until we have won gold.
     
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    Yeah, that would be crazy. Full negative jacket all the way. And if Finland wins gold, then we can speak how WE did it and how awesome the team is :nod:
     
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    FinPanda Team Finland 2019 WJC champions

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    Yeah. At least our media is giving some credit to Helminen now, so that is a start.
     
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    The powerplay still doesn't make any sense, I mean what are the roles in the first unit? Why is Thomson not playing in the left circle, Nousiainen at the point and Maccelli at right wall? That might actually work instead of the current format..

    The second unit never ever passes behind the net to Puistola or to the middle with Oden(yes he scored, but other than that), just plays around with Tanus, Heinola and Honka with nobody able to shoot the puck.

    Anyway great effort by the defense and Annunen. Thomson still makes too many mistakes..
     
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