GDT: Group E • May 7 • Finland 2, Slovakia 1

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  1. Systemfel

    Systemfel <b><i>Hockey Talk by Country</b></i>

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    Qualifying Round • Group E
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    May 7, 2011 • 20:15 CET • 2:15 PM EDT

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    Ondrej Nepela Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia


    Finland
    Confirmed lineup.





    Slovakia
    Confirmed lineup.






     
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  2. Systemfel

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    Vehanen is confirmed to be a starting goalie today.

    It will be a close game. Finland wins 4-2, last one empty net.
     
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    Oh my.

    Pyörälä is a 4th line grinder at best. Why not put Lahti in the first line instead? He's a scorer. Or should be.

    Same with Komarov. Why the F is he on the second line? He's a great player, but his style is made for 4th line, period.

    This could get ugly..
     
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    I would've tried Pesonen - Koivu - Ruutu. But apparently, Jalonen likes his boy Pyörälä better.. 14+9 in 47 games in Elitserien and in first line jesus christ..
     
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    OMG I had a very good feeling about this game but after seeing the lines (Pyorala 1st line...) I have no hopes for the win anymore.

    Jalonen has no clue about hockey... :help:
     
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    I wouldn't break only truly good Finnish line: Pesonen-Immonen-Granlund.

    Also I believe that Pihlström-Nokelainen-Komarov would be amazing line, and would tear up Slovak players physically and mentally.
     
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    Haha Pyörälä in the first line :D. Good luck in the quarterfinals Slovakia :handclap:
     
  10. My lines:
    Pesonen Koivu Lahti

    Aaltonen Ruutu Granlund

    Pihlström Immonen Komarov

    Joensuu Nokelainen Pyörälä

    With these lines I GUARANTEE we would beat the Slovaks.
     
  11. RorschachWJK

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    I guess Jalonen is trying to get more balanced four lines. Balanced in offense potential and in sand paper effect. Let's see how it works out but I'm not too enthusiastic about this...
     
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    If Slovakia wins against Finland & Denmark
    & Russia wins against Finland that means Slovakia finish 4th yes?
     
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    Yes, if Finland loses in regulation.
     
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    Yes.

    Too bad that this match is the next day after match with Czechs. Slovaks must be tired. And It will be too difficult against great skating Finland. Slovakia won't win in regular time.
     
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    Yes. But all wins have to be in regular time.
    I would be glad if that happens but the probability is maybe sth like 5%.
    Hanlon is an absolute fail in Slovak team, and i don't think we can win a game with him. Players started to ignore him and there was some conflict about the expected ice time of some lines before the game yesterday.
    :help:
     
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    Have some faith man, I really hope Slovakia does something special especially in front of the home fans. They have to be pumped knowing that this is do or die.
     
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    Still 8 dmen rotation and Lepistö - Salmela pair not broken. Plus Pyörälä on the 1st line.

    Jalonen, LOL.

    But if Glen Hanlon is still couching this evening Finland has a chance.
     
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    Actually, the Russian win against Finland could be in overtime or shootout as well. As long as Slovakia wins both games in regulation Finland could get a point and still finish behind them due to head-to-head being tie-breaker.

    I really can't see that happening though. Slovakia has played one really good period so far, the 3rd against Germany. It would be very surprising if they suddenly woke up. That being said, one early goal could really help with that. They do have the skill, and if they get things going, like after their first goal against Germany, anything is possible.

    Hanlon looks like he drinks way too much coffee before a game. I've never seen a coach be so hectic behind the bench, it's as if he tries to do three things at once. I don't remember him being anything like that in the past.
     
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    a must win for slovakia-

    I hope we win today, cause id rather face sweden than canada.
     
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    I kinda understand the lines for this game.. Slovakia has very dangerous first two lines who will score if given an opportunity.
    Thats why our 1st line needs a two way forward winger so that Koivu and Ruutu can focus on attacking.
    Aaltonen on the other hand needs an intelligent center who can play both ends of the ice and who doesnt hold on to the puck as much as Koivu.
    Third line has been good so far so no need to change anything.
    I would have rather seen one of Joensuu or Lajunen on the
    4th line instead of Lahti.
     
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    I hope too Finland wins but I think it doesn't matter whom of these two teams Finland faces. Both teams are very hard to beat for Finland especially because the quality of goaltending remains a question mark by Finland.

    Hopefully Vehanen is in form and he doesn't allow 'easy' goals for the opponent like Lassila did against Germany.
     
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    It says something about Finnish hockey that there are no "easy" games anymore, every one seems to be a do-or-die game. It's going to be tough, but if Finland can take control immediately at the start like they've done in the past and dictate the pace, Slovakia will crumble.

    I really see the Pyörälä move as trying to get more out of Koivu and Ruutu. While I don't agree it's the best option, I'm glad to see Jalonen at least try something. But if it doesn't work, I wouldn't be surprised to see even Granlund in the first line as a risky move.

    This will either be a good Finnish victory (like 4-0, 5-1) or a tight Slovak win (1-0, 2-1). Either way, should be fun to watch!
     
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    Slovakia have Zednik on the first line that had 3+2 in 18 games in SEL this season and played terrible overall. Unlike Pyörälä, Zednik once was a player of really good quality (199 NHL-goals for example) but he has been awful this season.

    I can't believe that they chosed him over the youngsters and put him with Gaborik and Demitra.
     
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    It says more about the new world championships than finnish hockey
     
  25. JabbaJabba

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    No Kapanen? Why did you break Immonen-Granlund -pairing? Why is Immonen with two grinders when he is the best goal scorers in the team? Jarkko isn't going to score on that line.

    Here is something that I would try:

    Aaltonen-Koivu-Lahti
    Ruutu-Immonen-Granlund
    Philström-Kapanen-Pesonen
    Joensuu-Nokelainen-Komarov
    Pyörälä
     
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