GDT: Germany (Draisaitl) - Korea 16:15, Sweden (Larsson) - Austria 20:15 (DEN times)

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  1. LaGu

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    Should be a couple of real boring games, but a chance for Drai to rack up points against the worst team the WHC's has seen for ages.

    Larsson not suspended for his hit the other day apparently.
     
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    Draisaitl already scored a goal apparently. Germany up 1-0.
     
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    What game is Rishaug doing and is he play by play or color guy?

    I've gotten a chuckle out of him the past few days. It's like a college spring break
     
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    Drai's goal:



    Bit lucky, but he had a real nice shift prior to that.
     
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    Drai 1 G 1 A
    Germany 6 - Korea 1

    Was hoping for more Drai pts but I have full understanding why even a team like Germany goes on cruise control vs Korea
     
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    Ah I missed that it is confirmed that Larsson will not face any disciplinary actions after his hit on LeClerc the other day.

    IIHF decided that it was not necessary to review the play.
     
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    Drai had 1 goal, 2 assists actually.
     
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    I think Drai goes beast mode next year. 85-90 Points.
     
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    Swe Aus pretty boring so far.

    Best chance for Austria was a deflection from OEL, good save by Nilsson :laugh:

    Larsson watch: not much to tell, best moment when he lost his stick and an Austrian player went for the break-away but Larsson managed to keep skating, covering the puck, turned away from the Austrisn, with the puck, and passed it back up field with his foot :thumbu:
     
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    8 points in 4 games for Drai
     
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    If our power play rebounds and is in the top half of the league, I could see this.
     
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    Am I the only one who thinks that about 70% of this tournament is an absolute waste of time considering the poor competition? Korea should not be in this tournament. Or Austria. Or etc. etc.
     
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    I don't know, I think it's good for the lesser countries to get a chance to compete with the top dogs. I want to see the game of hockey grow and become more of a global sport, so having teams like Austria, South Korea, Norway, France etc helps that. If they don't have anything to play for then young kids won't get to see them play and get interested in playing themselves. Hell, just having the opportunity of watching your team get embarrassed by Connor McDavid could be a cool experience in itself. Kids who wouldn't watch this tournament normally could tune in just to see their team play and in bonus get to see a lot of good NHLers play and get inspired.

    It's pretty boring just to see the same couple of nations compete every year. Czech Republic, Slovakia, USA, Russia, Sweden, Finland and Canada. It's always the same teams. Getting to see other teams is refreshing. It wasn't too long ago Germany or Switzerland were jokes but they've gotten a lot better recently. Denmark and France too are starting to produce some NHL talent. Even Norway and Latvia are getting better.
     
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    The problem I have with this is that a team like Italy wins div A almost every time they get relegated but they are not good enough to stay up. I lived there as a Swede for 10 years and they have good fans in Italy, but they lose interest quickly when the team is not in the top div.

    They should just stop this automatic up/down system and let the worst in the elite div play the best in div A to see who gets to play with the top teams. That would be a world better for some teams in terms of having a consistent presence and building on it.

    Edit: this year though the difference between good and bad teams is bigger than normally.
     
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    Speaking of which, Denmark just beat Finland.

    Also, Larsson has started smiling on the bench, and chipped in offensively against Austria pretty often.
     
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    Yeah Denmark beating Finland is just the type of thing I was talking about. It's cool to see these upsets.

    Also Larsson leading Sweden with +10.
     
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    Watched the Danes beat Finland First viewing of Patrick Russell. Thought he looked like a decent bottom six PK type What’s the chances of him getting another shot in Bakersfield
     
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    Man, I'm loving all the positive Larsson reports coming out of this. I hated the trade, but I hope I can be an example of a fan that doesn't hold that against Larsson. I like the player a lot, I just think we didn't get value.

    I hope this tournament is a good start for a big rebound year for him (and the Oilers) next season.
     
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    :laugh:
    I had to check Fin - Den results.

    The biggest enemy is yourself. Don't get hurt, don't get cocky and wait for the quarter finals...
     
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    Larsson, Klingberg, Lindholm after Larsson dangled in the o-zone for like 5-10 secs...

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    Edit: I suck at these things, if you want clean pics call someone else... I do youtube screenshots and that is it.
     
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    Disagree there was a time when the swiss were considered a joke , and now are producing solid nhl players , the more exposure nations have to hockey the better overall quality of the NHL gets better , many former NHL and pro players are coaching and instructing hockey all around globe , South Korea regulated Italy to be in this tourney , and I would not be surprised to see SK and China producing good NHL player in the next couple of decades
     
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    Agree 100% on the Swiss, good example.
    Korea did not relegate Italy, or am I missing something (very possible)? Italy was relegated automatically, same as thd last 10 years or so, and korea was promoted automatically.

    By the way, you think Korea is a punching bag this year? Wait until you see the UK in the IIHF WHC next year.

    Edit: there is a problem this year though, or at least until today when the Danes beat Finland :laugh:
    Sorry Finland fans, you know I love you, and just a couple of years ago my Fin friends beat me up over Swe loss vs Norway in the WHC...
     
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    The bottom teams of the 2017 WC were regulated the Top teams in the divison below are promoted , same system they use in division soccer in UK Slovenia and Italy were regulated South Korea and Austria were promoted by winnig divison under the top 16, so South Korea took Slovenia position , but this is all good for hockey it keeps the hunger for teams to improve and be promted to top 16 teams in the world , there are now nations that joined IIHF that 20 years ago would never happen. The evolution of hockey is a good thing .
     
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    100% agree

    it's relegated though :D
     
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    Almost missed your regulated quote:D I need to cut down on all the hydroxic acid I drink every day
     

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