WC GROUP F: Apr 30 GDT - Sweden vs. Finland (1-1)

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  1. Predatore

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    Sweden vs. Finland
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    My prediction: 4-3 Sweden

    Looking forward to this game. If Sweden win, they have already qualified for the quarterfinal. Finland hasn't a lot of points entering this game so a win here is important for the Finnish team. Will the Finnish defensemen keep up with Michael Nylander? Will Sweden handle Petteri Nummelin, Sami Salo and the other sharp shooters on the Finnish PP? :)

    EDIT: win=game
     
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    This a must win for Team Finland. A little bonus added if we win since it is against our arch rivals, Team Sweden. Noronen plays for us but Norrena would be a bad choice either. Team Finland have to help the goalie more. In the Slovakia game that didn't happen and we lost. Still, we played in the EHT finals and won Team Sweden. That gives us a slight edge imo IF Noronen has a good day.

    Important points. Must win! Finland takes it 4-2. Last one is an empty netter.
     
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    I'm too afraid to watch this game sober. Thank God it's the 1st of May so that's a good excuse to drink myself to death (though not literally, I hope).

    Either Sweden wins 4-2, or 5-2 or Finland wins 3-1.
     
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    I have 1L bottle of Koskenkorva(+ battery) and Karjala 12pack for this game :) gotta love these annual 1st of May games :banana:
     
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    Is it safe to say you will be crawling home? ;) :)
    "battery" is that an energy drink?

    I bought myself a six-pack Lapinkulta, that will have to do seeing as I have some hockey writing to do afterwards.:)
     
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    colonel_korn Luuuuuuuuuu....lay?

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    Is May 1st a holiday of some kind in Scandinavia?
     
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    Yeap, 1st of may is a good reason to drink while watching the game. I have Liqouritte Royal (tastes like medicine, but is good) and KOFF 12-pack :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

    5-3 Finland
     
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    Nah I probably won't crawl far before the cops pick me up and give me a nice warm place to sleep :) yup battery is an energy drink... 50% battery 50% Koskenkorva, but I only have 2 cans so it has to be 100% Koskenkorva at some point :)
     
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    Expecially against swedes :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:
     
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    Hyvää vappua! Klara vappen! :jump: :banana: :jump:
     
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    it'll be live on german TV. all i can say is "how swede it is". ;)

    my prediction is 5-3 sweden and a strong game from alfie. i'm looking forward to this game like a kid who's waiting for candy.
     
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    Not sure about these particular countries, but May 1st is internationally celebrated as May Day. There are lots of different points to it. Some places celebrate it as Labor Day, especially communist or socialist nations. In many places, including the U.S., it is celebrated as a seasonal holiday, ushering in spring. The combination of a socialist labor day and nature-centric holiday make it the perfect two-punch hippie celebration. :joker:
     
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    people like me see it as a day in memorial of those anarchists who were murdered by the police in chicago, but nowadays it's the minority.

    in german it's "labor day" btw and there are some demonstrations, but most people tend to drink alcohol and have parties.
     
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    Finland wins, 4-1.
     
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    Sort of. There's the socialist/communist bulls*** and there's Walpurgis/Valborg which is both pagan and later christian. It's an excuse to get hammered, like any other holliday up here.
     
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    It's some sort of holiday, yes. One of the most pointless one's if you ask me. But, a good excuse to drink hard and make a mess with all sorts of garnishes.

    I think most people are doing it same way I am. A "few" beers during the game and then vodka and other stronger stuff afterwards. Especially if we win... or lose.
     
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    Finns and Vodka...hehe. Don`t ever tell a Finn that you`re going to "drink him under the table" (local expression)...Cause 99 out of 100 times you will be lying under the table or christmas three before him! Believe me...I know! ;)

    May 1st is a great day. Labour day...nice speaches and great parties. Huge in Norway, and rightfully so! Workers all over the world---UNITE! Arbeid til alle! Peace - Freedom - Solidarity!

    About the game...5-1 Sweden
     
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    Certainly an ugly day. Let us not forget though that many police men were killed or wounded by the bomb which incited the whole mess. My only point here is that lots of people tend to look at one perspective of a historical event and ignore the other, not to say you do. Obviously this does not excuse random return fire upon innocents. That was undoubtedly the goal of the extremist party or person responsible for the bomb. Brings to mind modern day terrorism and how it discredits genuine causes by forcing people to take one of two polar extremes.

    If I was a mod, I'd probably yell at myself for going offtopic.

    Edit: I failed to mention the point which prompted me to make this reply in the first place, which is that the Haymarket Affair (what I just discussed) played a large role in making May Day the labor holiday that it is today. I wonder how many more ways I could have stuffed the (partial) word "day" into that sentence?
     
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    4-2 Sweden
     
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    This one should be a beauty to watch. I'll predict a 2-2 tie in the best game of the tournament so far.
     
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    I'll predict also a draw, 2-2.

    Finnish have bad memories about game against Sweden last year. The game will again be tight, that's quite sure.

    Finnish goals: Pärssinen, Söderholm
    Swedish goals: Tärnström, Jönsson.
     
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    Hmm, Valborg in Göteborg. You know what that means, of course I'm going to see Chalmerscortegen. That means no game for me. :cry:

    I guess I have to compensate somewhat it by drinking loads today and tomorrow. Then I'm gonna go like this when Sweden wins it 4-1....... :banana:
     
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    I may as well take part in the on-topic discussion... 3-2 Sweden is written on my proverbial hat in the ring.
     
  25. Raimo Sillanpää

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    I cant decide between two scenarios..

    Sweden takes a early 5-1 lead, then just as the 2nd period ends, Jokinen skates through the entire Swedish team and scores to make it 5-4.
    Then come the 3rd period, Pirnes first equalises to 5-5 and then with 3 minutes to go he scores the game winner, 5-6!

    Or b)
    Finland wins 4-1 thanks to a Peltonen hattrick.
    Peltonen,Peltonen, Jokinen, Peltonen

    =)
     
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