WJC: Most impressive opening win?

Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by dfk711*, Dec 26, 2010.

View Users: View Users
  1. dfk711*

    dfk711* Guest

    Who had the most impressive win in their opener?
     
  2. Top Pair Imposter

    Top Pair Imposter False Defenseman

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2009
    Messages:
    14,350
    Likes Received:
    557
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Sweden by far. Finland was impressive in a loss, though.
     
  3. ocarina

    ocarina Registered User

    Joined:
    May 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,425
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Sweden, even though they played a weak team. Canada wasn't as strong as I thought they would be against the Russians, and the US could of easily lost against the Finns, they were a little fortunate.
     
  4. Blind Gardien

    Blind Gardien nexus of the crisis

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2004
    Messages:
    20,537
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Space Goat
    Location:
    Four Winds Bar
    I didn't see the Sweden game, but it kinda has to be them, doesn't it? :dunno: USA was off their game, and almost upset. Canada wasn't quite as off, but still didn't pull away until late. It wasn't really an auspicious start for either USA or Canada, IMHO. But it's just 1 game. And both had strong opponents.
     
  5. sickest flow bro

    sickest flow bro Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,380
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Halifax
    I second Finland. Sweden had the most impressive win, but against the weakest opponent. I think Canada would have to be the most impressive win, while taking the opponent into account.
     
  6. FLYguy3911

    FLYguy3911 Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2006
    Messages:
    26,935
    Likes Received:
    9,412
    Trophy Points:
    186
    If i had to pick? Sweden. They did what they were supposed to. USA and Canada definitely need some time to get on the same page. Finland is a scrappy bunch however. I like them.
     
  7. TheGooooch

    TheGooooch Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2008
    Messages:
    18,208
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    84
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Sweeden
     
  8. Evil Doctor

    Evil Doctor Cryin' Hank crying

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Messages:
    2,400
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Occupation:
    Actor
    Location:
    Cambridge, ON
    Er...Sweden played Norway in their opening game, while Canada played Russia. Sweden only beat Norway 7-1 while Canada doubled Russia 6-3. It's obvious that Canada had the more impressive win.
     
  9. lakai17

    lakai17 Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Messages:
    18,149
    Likes Received:
    171
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Canada is the obvious choice, whippty doo Sweden beat Norway.

    People will be learning that Finland and Russia are very underated this tournament.
     
  10. VelvetJones

    VelvetJones Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    8,416
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Sweden, Canada didnt look that great.
     
  11. lakai17

    lakai17 Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Messages:
    18,149
    Likes Received:
    171
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Please elaborate? I dont understand what your saying about Canada, they played a top 3 team in this tournament and doubled the score.
     
  12. MoreMogilny

    MoreMogilny Cap'n

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2009
    Messages:
    27,438
    Likes Received:
    803
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Location:
    Oshawa
    I guess Sweden, they weren't presented with much of a challenge by playing Norway, but they got it done convincingly.
     
  13. ocarina

    ocarina Registered User

    Joined:
    May 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,425
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The game was very close, the score doesn't reflect how the game went. Canada managed to pull away at the end and got a cheap goal with under a minute left.

    Canada was dominant along the boards, but other then that, they seemed to struggle. They had some defensive breakdowns, and Roy let in a bad goal. Russia could of won the game, there were times when Canada couldn't get anything going. Good on them for playing well in the third period though.

    Personally, I think Russia is 4th, I like Sweden better. Yes, they played Norway, but they took care of business and did what they had to do, Canada and USA, not as much.
     
  14. lakai17

    lakai17 Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Messages:
    18,149
    Likes Received:
    171
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Exactly, so a 6-3 Canada win is very impressive.(keep in mind Russia heat up game by game and look at their schedule, they get to practice plays and set ups in their final two games of round robin to improve)

    I believe the Russia is better than Sweden, thats my perspective, we all have our own opinions and thats why hockey is the best.

    That being said there's no reason Sweden should not have taken care of business, Norway is not one of the bigger hockey countries so it really wasn't an impressive win in my eye, I would have been more surprised if Sweden won by only 3 goals.
     
  15. Evil Doctor

    Evil Doctor Cryin' Hank crying

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Messages:
    2,400
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Occupation:
    Actor
    Location:
    Cambridge, ON
    Honestly if Canada beat Norway 7-1 and Sweden beat Russia 6-3, I wouldn't be picking Canada...
     
  16. Evil Doctor

    Evil Doctor Cryin' Hank crying

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Messages:
    2,400
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Occupation:
    Actor
    Location:
    Cambridge, ON
    Oh, and another thing, why isn't Switzerland in the poll?
     
  17. Ward Cornell

    Ward Cornell Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    Messages:
    5,344
    Likes Received:
    478
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Huh...Sweden?
    Full props to Norway to keep the goal difference under 10!
     
  18. lakai17

    lakai17 Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Messages:
    18,149
    Likes Received:
    171
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Yeah, Sweden got an easy win and are in the poll, why aren't the Swiss in this poll?
     
  19. lakai17

    lakai17 Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Messages:
    18,149
    Likes Received:
    171
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Yeah that point Finland recieved is vital to that club in pool A because one of Slovakia, Switzerland and Finland will be getting the boot with Germany by the end of round robin.
     
  20. ocarina

    ocarina Registered User

    Joined:
    May 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,425
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Did you watch the game? Canada didn't seem to have it until the third period. They were fortunate Russia was unable to take a lead, they easily could of snuck away with a win. Like I said, the way the game went, it sure didn't look like a 6-3 win, and Canada for the most part didn't really look like the big-time team I expected them to be.

    To me, Sweden only gets this by default because the other two teams weren't up to snuff.
     
  21. ThePresent83

    ThePresent83 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2009
    Messages:
    1,854
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Liquor Store
    Location:
    Sherwood Park
    Canada. Even though it started poorly.

    People are drasticly underestimating the russians in this tournament. I knew they would be skilled, but they are much faster than i thought they would be.

    If there goaltending holds up, they can beet the swedes, and give the states a run, much as they did us.
     
  22. Evil Doctor

    Evil Doctor Cryin' Hank crying

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Messages:
    2,400
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Occupation:
    Actor
    Location:
    Cambridge, ON
    The Swiss also currently lead the A pool, I think that's impressive.
     
  23. lakai17

    lakai17 Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Messages:
    18,149
    Likes Received:
    171
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Exactly, as I said before?? the poll is asking the most impressive win and what your saying seems to me like you also think Canada had the most impressive win, as Sweden had an easy opponent, where Canada doubled up on Russia.

    Then again Canada out shot the Russians 42-27

    Sweden out shot the Norweigans 46-11, how do you figure that is an impressive win?
     
  24. lakai17

    lakai17 Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Messages:
    18,149
    Likes Received:
    171
    Trophy Points:
    141
    but then again the Swiss got out shot 35-21, Conz is a beast in net!

    The States actually got outshot 34-30 and one of the States goals came on the powereplay in regulation. The Finns are looking good.
     
  25. Jesus Christ Horburn

    Jesus Christ Horburn Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2008
    Messages:
    13,942
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Are games against Norway usually blowouts? If not, then I say Sweden.

    However, as mentioned, Finland was the most impressive. I think they have as good a chance at gold as Sweden and Russia do.
     

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"