WJC: Greatest Collapse or Greatest Comeback

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  1. 2525

    2525 R.I.P. Fugu

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    Just curious how the esteemed HF posters see the Gold medal game.

    The Greatest Collapse in Junior Hockey
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    The Greatest Comeback in Junior Hockey.
     
  2. OneMoreAstronaut

    OneMoreAstronaut Reduce chainsaw size

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    While it was a great comeback, it only occurred because of the collapse.
     
  3. canuckster19

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    Canada looked completely flat-footed in the 3rd, the Russians were skating circles around them and didn't need to put a whole lot of effort into their scoring, the game they played looked the same as the game in the 1st and the 2nd except in those periods Canada was skating with them and beating them to the puck... pure collapse IMO.
     
  4. CharlieGirl

    CharlieGirl Thank you Mr. Snider

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    A little of column A, a little of column B.

    The Russians started dictating the play at the end of the 2nd and really brought it in the 3rd. Canada had no answer for it, stopped skating and stopped playing the style that got them to the gold medal game in the first place.

    A deadly combination if you're a fan of Team Canada. A fantastic combination if you're a fan of the Russian team.
     
  5. dubey

    dubey U scared? :(

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  6. Kiefer

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    I voted for comeback. It was awesome.
     
  7. madmike77

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    Collapse. Goaltending was downright awful and Canada's weakness on defense was again exposed.
     
  8. Meatwad

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    I say comeback, when you look at what Russia has accomplished in total.

    Starting off liosing their first two games.

    Coming from behind to beat Finland when down 3 to 1 in the third.

    Beating Sweden in the SO.

    Then Beating Canada when down 3 - 0 in the third with 5 unawnsered goals. They were the team of destiny.
     
  9. Meatwad

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    Or while it was a great collapse, it only occurred because of the comeback.
     
  10. DuckedUpOnQuack

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    Collapse for me. Canada's bread and butter was board work, and they didn't win 1 board battle in the third period. Heck, they didn't win 1 battle all third period. And while Russia did mount a good comeback in terms of offensive output, there were quite a few saves that Visentin should have had.

    Then you have guys like Cowen trying to dangle at his own blue line....
     
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    Let's not forget about the collapse in net.
     
  12. Rabid Ranger

    Rabid Ranger 2 is better than one

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    Definately a collapse. Canada had Russia in check for most of the game and then stopped doing the little things that leads to a win. Forwards didn't get the puck out, defensemen were caught flat-footed, the goaltender wasn't square to the shot and have his stick down, etc. I give Russia full marks for the comeback, but there is no way in hell they should have won this game.
     
  13. Klaus

    Klaus Teemu!

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    This pretty much.
     
  14. ducky

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    Explain which goals should have been stopped (not requiring an amazing save)?

    The defense in the third was embarassing. The Russian players skated through our zone uncontentested.
     
  15. It was a collapse. Canadas B team collapsed. Russia didnt win, Canadas B team lost.
     
  16. Hanji

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    Your tears taste so good!:laugh:
     
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    The second and fifth goals were definately weak.
     
  18. The Saw Is the Law

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    Ugh?

    Comeback. They did it three times in 'do or die' games! Amazing.
     
  19. Sentinel

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    Can't believe you people voting "collapse." Don't you remember Finland and Sweden? What, every team facing Russia is subject to a third period collapse? Give them some credit, for gods sakes.
     
  20. Valic

    Valic BOOOOOOOOOO

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    Comeback. They came back against the Fins spectacularly, they fought back against the Swedes in the dieing minutes, and then the complete dominance in the third against Canada.
     
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    Bit of both, but I do see a pattern here: to do this three times in a row in do or die -games is pretty much unique. That's a Team with a capital T. Great performance!
     
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    Collapse.. That's a shame for every Canadian hockey fans. They see their team win 3-0 after two periods and can't handle pression getting scored 5 unanswered goals... I still can't believe it happened. I think that the Canadian players thought about the medal too much between the 2nd and 3rd and they lost focus. Gotta give credit to Russia who took advantage of it.
     
  23. BLONG7

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    B team? Come on now...give credit where credit is due.....the Russians did a great job, a comeback team of kids 3 games in a row....
     
  24. eli J

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    Can we have a do-over? This one didn't count. Sun was in our eyes.
     
  25. dfk711*

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    Schenn is only a B-teamer? Damn. I thought he was good.
     

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