GDT: Quarter Final: Finland Vs United States | 11:30AM EST 5:30PM CET | FIN 1 - 0 USA

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  1. Nate070

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    Sorry but that team does not win over Finland 8 times out of ten. There is more to winning than posting some pretty names on a roster
     
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    I have always said that Team USA always seems to play more like a group of individulas rather than a team. Always seems to bite them in the rear...
     
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    Yep, and the Finnish team is as talented than the USA team if not moreso, and more disciplined as well.
     
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    So, basically tied for 3rd on the US roster ?

    They had so many underwhelming players.
     
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    ?

    You’re aware it’s based on the group stage placings, and not just randomly thrown together?
     
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    FinPanda Team Finland 2019 WJC champions

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    You called him out by saying he must’ve never played hockey at an elite level. He didn’t voluntarily mention his hockey resume. Why are you playing that card when you’ve never played at a level hockeyDB charts?
     
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    SanDogBrewin Righteous bucks!

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    But Finland coaching has depth. As in how to smoke US coaches.
     
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    Lucky win for the finns. USA would have probably tied the game without that dive in the end from that no-name player
     
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    I hate this tournament sometimes. So discouraged.
     
  11. chaos4

    chaos4 Mr.Scratch

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    Ugh, not you again.
     
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    That is great.

    But I will get disappointed. Anything else than a suspension long enough to never get him on the US roster again is a joke.
     
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    I think in the "Planet USA" underestimate the average finnish player. He is stronger than some Hockey-Fans from "God own country" thought. ;)
     
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    What a great match! I or my "vibes" / gutfeeling was right about this team Finland.

    But there is still a long way to go here. And Sweden - no, Canada? - will be a formidable opponent
    .. We will see... Enjoy anyway.
     
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    Dive in the end? Jesus grow up. And you now there was like two seconds left right? Hard to score in two seconds...
     
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    I didn't watch.
    Can someone sum up why the USA lost this game in a short sentence.
     
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    They were really bad and then they threw a tantrum in the end.
     
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    Look, here's the thing, this guy is a 3rd rounder prospect and the Finnish league isn't exactly known for its high level so a few good games in a low-level adult league don't suddenly boost a mid-tier prospect to blue-chip level. So it's not that surprising that the USA coach had more important players to focus on
     
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    Finnish suffocating defense and goaltending. Fins play like a team states play like individuals
     
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    And also very unrealistic to expect them to score at will 2 seconds on the clock when they have spent 59:58 not scoring.
     
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    This is the attitude why they keep losing to rosters less talented. You of course are a self loathing Finn but these people that you talk about, should probably focus on scouting their opponent. If they don't do that, then they are really bad at this sport.

    The european mens leagues are the best leagues that any of these juniors in these games have played in. None of them play in the NHL right now, that's why they are available.

    Finnish league is far more competitive than the kids leagues team USA prospects mainly play for at this age. They play among kids. But you know that, this is nothing new.
     
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    Damn.
    Was hoping to meet the Americans for another clash... too bad, thought we'd have a good round 2.

    How'd Robertson look?
     
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    Well then you must know how it feels to even get slightly clipped by an elbow at high speeds?

    Really don’t wanna make it a dick measuring contest, but yeah, played for the national team for a few games in the U17 tourney in Canada, the Hlinka and some games for the U20 squad. Career ended through multiple injuries, though would have probs never made it to the biggest pro leagues.
     
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    swoopster my game worn helmets!

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    If I were the USA coach I would have thrown a nutty in the locker room after the first period and benched Beecher for the rest of the game and let them all know why. Stupid penalties the whole tournament, by the whole team, and that one by rights, should have been a 5 minute major. He had no contol of this squad.
     
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    DBAD pal DBAD.

    Clear elbow
     

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