Thank you Swedish Head Coach!

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  1. MugenSilverSiR

    MugenSilverSiR Registered User

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    After reflecting on what the head coach said about the competition between them vs Canada. I think that only lit a fire under Canadas pants and they wanted to face Sweden one more time in the Finals. For that I do thank the head coach for making Canada that much more hungrier against the US. Not that there was already motivation enough to beat our nemesis. :laugh:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yY1z8ef_Sc

    Good luck in the Bronze medal game.
     
  2. Humphrey*

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    Shouldn't Canada have lost last night then so they could beat up the Swedes in the bronze medal game?
     
  3. Bakayoko Ono

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    I guess he was right... after all, the Swedes beat Canada, but lost against Russia.
     
  4. MugenSilverSiR

    MugenSilverSiR Registered User

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    It also goes to show you strong the Swedish Group was.
     
  5. fly4apuckguy

    fly4apuckguy Mr. Old School

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    Which proves...nothing.

    You are only as good as your last game in a tournament like this.
     
  6. Jim Morrison

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    It's really, REALLY, easy to piss off canadians :laugh:
     
  7. MugenSilverSiR

    MugenSilverSiR Registered User

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    Well Hockey is our religion. You know how people get when you insult their religion...=oP
     
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    Meh, I've seen all nations on this sport become butt hurt about something. The fact that there are so many more Canadians makes it appear that way.
     
  9. Mr. Canucklehead

    Mr. Canucklehead Kitimat Canuck

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  10. FytinSioux

    FytinSioux Blackhawksssssss

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    They didn't need any motivation to beat the US, all they had to do is show up, which is more than the US did.
     
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    What many Canadians seem to forget is that the Swedish coach was actually right...
     
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    If the Canadian players needed an opposition coach's ambiguously/awkwardly worded sound bite to get fired up, they don't deserve to wear the maple leaf.

    In other words, you're reaching really far here.
     
  13. fly4apuckguy

    fly4apuckguy Mr. Old School

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    For that day, I would agree with you.

    But that is the kind of thing you say after the tournament, not in the middle of it.
     
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    fly4apuckguy Mr. Old School

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    Probably didn't need it, probably didn't hurt.

    If I am the coach, I use whatever I have at my disposal to get my team fired up, as you say.
     
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    That's about it, the two things that drag these types of tournaments down into the gutter most are that it is ok for Canadians to citique/handicap the rest of the field but heaven forbid the rest of the field do the same thing but come up with different opinions. Hell in this case the opinion was the same as what many so called experts thought and it was still apparently bulletin board material.

    The second, and it's been happening since atleast the '96 world cup, is Sweden's apparent insecurity with Canada's place in the game to the point where a tournament doesn't seem to go by without some accustion of NA reffing bias.
     
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    Whether he was right or wrong makes little difference to me. I mean if the US were the worse match of the 3 would he have told the media the Czechs and Canadians were tougher...I'm not sure he would have at all....especially considering the way the Swedes have handled the media in recent years.

    My issue was there's no sense in saying something like that while the opposing coach is right beside you. He said it knowing it would make a stir...and he ends up with nothing to show for it. I said it at the time, it was gamesmanship...and it didn't work for the Swedes...again.
     
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    Their just making sure nothing gets out of hand.
     
  18. FrankMTL

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    Mine too...and I KNOW I didn't say anything bad in it..lol...It happens
     
  19. Davebo*

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    So many missing avatars during these tournaments... ;)
     
  20. MugenSilverSiR

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    I think it's clear that some people haven't played hockey let alone compete in competition to know that in the heat of battle there is something called adding fuel to the fire that brings out the best in ones play.

    Having said that I think the one using words they don't understand should keep quiet.
     
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    It's not something you say right after the game. Especially when you had to go to the shootout to win.

    It may or may not have been the truth, but it can be taken as an insult to

    a) The Canadian forwards

    or

    b) Robin Lehner

    It can be an insult to Lehner as 5 goals were allowed, even though the Russians were tougher (in a shutout game).

    I'm sure it wasn't an insult to his starting goalie, so I'm going with A. Final answer.
     
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    we're just laughing at karma biting him in the ass is all.
     
  23. Brozak

    Brozak i scoreded a goal

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    Why does Team Sweden remind me of Team Iceland from D2 The Mighty Ducks... they so cold!
     
  24. FanHabtic*

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    So were the Russian players who taunted the Swedes after the loss. They were better! ;)
     
  25. Nordic*

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    Apparently the Canadian coaching staff acted like idiots after Sweden lost to Russia.

    http://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/hockey/landslag/juniorhockey/article8369577.ab






    Karma for what? Not kneeling in front of Canada and kissing their *****?

    Exactly.
     
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