Quarterfinal Pre-Game Talk • CAN/SUI • FIN/RUS

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  1. canuck2010

    canuck2010 Registered User

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    Thoughts on the upcoming 1/4 final. Who starts in goal for Canada? Who are the top Swiss players? What will the final outcome be?
     
  2. Jesus Christ Horburn

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    I'm interested to see how both teams respond.

    Canada will obviously be hungry to win considering they lost the last game and what is on the line.

    Swiss played a close game against USA and considering USA and Canada are pretty much on par right now, they might think they can beat Canada.
     
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    I'm thinking Visentin gets the start and Canada comes out very hard after a tough loss to Sweden.

    I really don't think the Swiss stand a chance in this one.

    6-0 Canada.
     
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    I don't know if you guys would agree with me, but these would be my lines :


    Foligno - Schenn - Johansen
    Leblanc - Couturier - Kassian
    Howden - Eakin - Connolly
    Hamilton - Cizikas - Ashton

    Cowen - Ellis
    De Hann - Gudbranson
    Despres - Barrie
    Olsen

    VISENTIN
    Roy

    Edit: Prediction : 5-1 Canada.
     
  5. cenas*

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    If Canada shows up to play the Swiss wont have a chance. The Finns did that and dominated from start to finish.. would have been a blowout if we were better at finishing.
     
  6. bruinsfan46

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    This is pretty much how I feel. It's a good game to get Visentin some more action if that's the route Cameron wants to go, I know I would.
     
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    I really don't understand what Cameron and Canada's coaching staff see in Olsen that we don't see, he just makes so many mistakes ! I'm hoping for a big change in that putting Olsen the 7th d-man that he deserves to be.
     
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    I also think canada will win relatively clear. But you shouldn't take the game against the finns as standard. Switzerland catch a bad day...

    So if the canadiens only play 90% it could be a pretty close game like SUI-USA or SWE-SUI in the pretournament game.
     
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    The Swiss might give the Canadians a decent match, but in the end of course anything but a Canadian victory would be a huuuuuge up-set. A "epic fail lol" type of up-set.

    4-1 Canada.
     
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    It is unfortunate that Canada has to play the Swiss as recently I have found it very easy to cheer for them and enjoy it. Obviously Im cheering for Canada in this one. Interested to see the look of the lineup, I thought the Schenn/Johansen/Hamilton line looked pretty good yesterday.
     
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    Starting Visentin would make sense given Roy's ****** performance, but I don't know if Cameron will risk putting in a cold goalie for a playoff game.
     
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    I think you might as well go for visentin. In canada, finishing 4th or 5th is just as bad as finishing 2nd, so you might as well use this game to try and get visentin in a groove.

    Sure, you can use Roy for this game and he will likely win, but is anyone confident that he can do it again as the opponents get tougher? Based on what we've seen, the answer is no.

    You might as well use this game as a starting point for visentin, and see how he reacts against the tougher opponents, and if he ends up crapping the bed against the swiss, so what? It doesnt look like roy was going to get you to the promised land anyways.
     
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    Personally I hope Nino shows up big and Switzerland pulls out the upset, but I wont get my hopes up :D Just want to see a good game!
     
  14. FolignoQuantumLeap

    FolignoQuantumLeap Its a trap

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    Less Olsen and Roy should result in a victory for Canada.
     
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    Glad to see everyone else on the same page with Olsen, I swear every turn over or goal it seemed Olsen's name was said within just a few seconds of it happening or was the cause of it.
     
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    Afraid to say it doesn't look good for Team Canada. Goaltending just isn't there this year. They should go with Visentin, I've seen enough of Olivier Roy to know he won't win us the gold. The Swiss are an easy confidence builder for Mark. Clubs with better save percentage than Roy: SVK, SUI, SWE, GER, RUS, USA, FIN. Hope the coach has the balls to make the switch.
     
  17. Pyke*

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    We can't afford to look past the Swiss, but as others have said, it would be a monumental upset for Canada to lose at this stage. Remember, we easily dismantled them in pre-tournament.

    Put Visentin in, since he has to be your guy now.
     
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    Honestly....

    There is no team in the world I hate more than the swiss. The calculating basturds are masters of getting out every inch of from the team. You know what I mean. They are Rolexing themselves through every tournament. Masters of trap. I just hate them.

    I'll add the fact that as a country they are known for cherrypicking themselves amongst the european treatys and other interstate relationships, Hey, just ask an austrian of what he thinks of a swiss. He can fill it out better than me.

    So good luck to you Canucks....
     
  19. dm1371

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    If Canada beats Swiss, they will play USA right ?
     
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    Yes.
     
  21. pouskin74*

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    right
     
  22. Muuri

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    Finland/Russia... Im thinking we have more balanced overall game but they have more individual skill. Could go either way really.
     
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    Torts Dont Doubt the Trout

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    I rly liked the Howden - Schenn - Johansen line

    i feel Ashton - Cizikas - Eakin have to be solid on the boards

    and id be shocked if Visentin isnt in net
     
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    I'm expecting a good teamgame from Finland like so far. Hopefully Ortio doesn't give any gifts and we score on our chances with the result of a close win.

    Predicting that Armia almost scores a goal like every game.
     
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    ?? Stay on the enterprise !

    I hope we will go for an upset ! Since every logical person would give a logical advantage to the Canadians ... probably they will underestimate us in their heart.

    As per Fin Rus ... The Finns are really good this year ! mabe they will go up to the final ... and who knows ... Become WCJ Champions !!
     
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