WC: IIHF 2019 Bratislava

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  1. Xokkeu

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    I guess I’m not a millionaire hockey player with a model girlfriend who needs to blow thousand of dollars on designer stuff (joke based on several players and their girls I saw last year in Germany) but I’m excited the US is in Kosice. I can climb mountains in three countries and watch the USA games.

    No offense to anybody I did not want Bratislava
     
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    I have been to Slavakia several times and it is a great place to visit in May
     
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    Canadian entitlement issues? Shocker... Having Canada in Teplice makes sense because Italy, Austria and the Czech Republic get to play in Bratislava. Which means more fans for those games. If Canada doesn't want to play in Kosice, maybe they should just stay home
     
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    Which would be the third country? ;) I'm only aware of Slovakia and Poland in the vicinity (in terms of mountains). Paying a visit to the High Tatras is a must, and most of it is located on the Slovak side of the border. Košice is a lot closer to the mountains than Bratislava is, so for tourist purposes, no one can really ask for a better location. It's always possible to visit Bratislava on one's way back and out of Slovakia. (You can literally walk out of Bratislava to Austria.) Eastern Slovakia as a whole is backward, but that doesn't really apply to its major city, Košice, and to Slovakia's main tourist attraction, the Tatras. So, all is well, I'd say. :nod:
     
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    An aesthetic historical town situated by mountains, what is the issue? Too few nightclubs?
     
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    Got a good feeling Canada takes gold this tournament.
     
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    Well, if they don't, we can hear how meaningless the tournament is anyway
     
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    I would assume Ukraine?

    In regards to Canada complaining about playing in Kosice, that's just ridiculous. If they grant that Canada be moved to Bratislava and Sweden to Kosice I will be majorly pissed off. I am looking forward to seeing Sweden in Bratislava.
     
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    Do you honestly think Hockey Canada has the power to change the NHL schedule?
     
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    We're going to get hammered every game but it still blows my mind we made it. GO GB!
     
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    I suppose the Canadians had a bad experience last time around playing in Kosice.

    The ice quality in the Danish arenas was absolutely horrendous. Hopefully they won't have those problems in Slovakia.
     
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    Lol the tournament for the most part is meaningless, Canadians say this when we win it too. Its nothing more than a fun spring hockey exhibition tournament in Europe, a little pre day warm up to the Stanley Cup playoffs that air later in the evening here in North America. Nice to win sure, but losing it doesn't really determine anything. Cheers! :thumbu:
     
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    I wouldn't bother arguing with him, he legitimately thinks Hockey Canada has a say in how/when/where international tournaments are held. That alone kinda says all you need to know about his knowledge on international hockey.
     
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    Ukraine. The Karpaty region is kinda the last corner of that country I haven’t been to. I’m not at all familiar with how much of the Tatras are in Slovakia or Poland. Just know they run through both and having seen photos im well stoked to go spend a week in Kosice area. I’ve been to Bratislava and it’s fine but if the US was there I’d prinably stay for a few games and leave.
     
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    Finnish teams Olympics 2022 of current talent in secondery threads.
     
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    I am lookingforward to next year's tournament. Hopefully there will not be as many one-sided games as this year.

    Also hope that Great Britain avoids relegation. Unlikely but one can always hope.
     
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    Just beat France.
     
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    And the gold goes to...thank you.
     
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    Either South Korea this year or Great Britain in 1994 has been the worst ever team in modern times to have appeared in the top flight. Therefore, as I hope that GB avoids relegation, which may be a futile hope but hopefully they will be able to put up a bit better performance next year than 25 years earlier in 1994.
     
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    me and my hooligan friends are talking about the world championships and I am starting to see why Canada did not want to play in Kosice.. A few of my friends have done business there and due to the size of the city most of the hotels, BnB's and apartments will be taken up by countries involved and that you if you want to go--you will need to book a place outside of the city and try to commute to the games.

    Also--they said it will be interesting to see how many no's team Canada and team USA. Not saying anything bad about the city, but I know a lot of guys who travel who say that they wont be going to Kosice but might take games in Brataslav
     
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    I am amused by how much the hotels in Kosice jacked up the rates during the games. A small hotel that usually sells a room for £20 per night is now selling it for £120
     
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    As if that wasn't happening wherever a prestigious sporting event was taking place...
     
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    In my previous experience with world championships--not as much as this time around.

    I have done 10 here in Europe and most jacked up their price by 25 to 30%

    but in researching and talking with different hotels we are now talking about 200 to 300%

    I was in Kosice before and I paid £100 for 4 night--the same hotel for four nights is asking for between £250 to £350 per night
     

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