Some facts before the final

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  1. wilka91*

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    I found some intresting facts in a paper today :

    POPULATION
    Canada - 32.2 million
    Finland - 5.2 mil

    REGISTERED HOCKEY PLAYERS
    CAN - 574,125
    FIN - 52,597

    ICE RINKS
    CAN - 2501
    FIN - 216

    Intresting, isn't it?

    Actually the Czech Republic and Russia have around 250 rinks each, so it's no wonder why Canada produces a little bit more hockey players than other countries.
     
  2. Teezax

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    we're lucky we even HAVE 32 million people here
     
  3. Masao

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    CAN - Hockey mad country :D
    FIN - Hockey mad country :D

    Oh and... game starts at 7 PM Eastern time (that's important too!)
     
  4. I gotta give Finland props, there is no other country I would rather face in the final, I have a lot of respect for them. :)
     
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    hahahaha, sounds like the finns are already looking for excuses.
     
  6. Raimo Sillanpää

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    WTF is your problem?
    If we lose, we lose to the top nation of hockey.. we don't need excuses if we lose.

    Canada however..
     
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    I have nothing but complete respect for Finland and Finnish hockey. There is no other country I would rather play in a championship game. This run that Finalnd has accomplished with do wonders for Finnish hockey.


    Having said that, GO CANADA! ;)
     
  8. chicpea*

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    Couldn't agree more. It's not just their population that demands respect, but the fight they bring to every game, whether it be the WJCs or the NHL. Plus, any nation that produces a guy like Saku is alright in my books.
     
  9. moosejaw

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    you do realize that those numbers show the rink to player ratio is pretty much the same? 1/230 cda vs. 1/243 fin... might be the best comparison in terms of a hockey mad country next to Canada...now how about the numbers of a team you have beaten? the good old USofA??? That might be interesting...
     
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    I don't find those facts interesting at all...I'm not sure what the point is. That Canada is a larger country by having 6x the population? I'm pretty sure everyone knew Canada was a bigger country, and thus has a lot more rinks to provide.

    It's like the U.S. and football, England/Italy/Brazil/France/etc etc with soccer(or football :))...if a country dedicates itself to one sport mainly, it's going to be good at it.
     
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    His point is that Canada produces so many more hockey players and therefore hockey talent, yet Finland is able to (or so we shall see) compete with them. :teach:
     
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    The guy is most probably Russian and not Finnish. Finns are not that lame.
     
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    The Fins, while they use the trap sometimes, play hard-nosed, in your face hockey. I love it.
     
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    wilka is russian, not finnish...so he was not "making excuses" for anyone. I dont know if he even had a point.
     
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    yeah, I get the point einstein...it is academic and entirely relative by the way...if not the US or China would win every single athletic endevour... :p:
     
  16. Canuck21t

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    The USA? That's nothing compared to India.
     
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    I agree. Even if Canada loses, it wouldn't hurt as much. But GO TEAM CANADA!!

    Today was a blessing, no homework in any classes (just a test tomorrow but who studies when hockey is on?) Thank God!
     
  18. Kravitch

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    I think it only hurts Canada if we lose to the USA, Russia or Sweden.
     
  19. Russian's are lame? :dunno:
     
  20. I can't believe that such a huge and populated country like Russia only has 34 more rinks than the smallish Finland.
     
  21. Masao

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    That's not what he meant. It's not like Wilka was a Finn making excuses for Finland. He was just stating facts for fun. And no, he wasn't making excuses for Russia either (obviously).

    Urgh, I have a hard time following my train of thoughts right now... uh, what was I talking about? Argh wtf all this philosophy is not in my jurisdiction :banghead:
     
  22. All I have to say is chill dude.
     
  23. Canuck21t

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    Honestly? No, I don't think Russians are lame but I know that wilka91's goal is to rub it in so I returned the favour and disrespected Russians but no, I don't really mean it.
     
  24. Masao

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    It's okay. I just swallowed enough aspirins to kill Carlton the bear.

    I just had a lo-ong day and my mind is getting a bit slower...

    In fact, I might tape the game tonight and watch it tomorrow, trying hard not to get any info about who won and whatnot :amazed:
     
  25. wilka91*

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    There is no point. I just posted what I read and wanted to share it with others. Why would I be making excuses?
     
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