WC QF: May 12 GDT - Russia vs. Finland

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  1. Predatore

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    I hope Ovechkin will play! or else Finland wins :eek:
     
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    upset by finns
    or what upset...
    a clear victory...
    keeping fingers crossed
     
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    If Ville and Olli start taking charge in the dressingroom, russia has just a little little chance, no matter who they play.

    Erkka needs to shut up, the team needs to win.
     
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    They need to take charge on the ice aswell. They have really sucked this tournament.
     
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    The teletubby line can carry all of the offense if needed... Just motivate them and they can all come with 3-4 point nights easily. They've been cruising on half-speed and have still been the best finnish line by far.
     
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    Russia wins, Erkka handed them the game on the plate by re-uniting the first line that does not work.

    Meanwhile, the players who create somethign (Hagman, Jussi Jokinen) are stuck on the third line.. :dunno:
     
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    6-1 :shakehead
     
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    Erkka is probably going to tell the boys not to win anyway...
     
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    What the hell is the point of putting Peltonen back to the first line?? Hagman worked much better there? How about removing Kallio from the team altogether, he has been nothing but major blackhole of wasted opportunities sucking his linemates to lower level.

    Realistically this is Russia's game to lose, with that line-up & coaching I have very little faith in Team Finland.
     
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    I think Russia will make 1 goal into their own net and we will win 1-0.
     
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    That's the only realistic prediction so far!
     
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    ah Wilka come on remember where you from dude.
     
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    He is stealing Swedens idea of how to win... Say that you will lose :biglaugh:

    *******!
     
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    I think it's going to be a relatively easy victory for the Soviets...

    Let's say 8 - 0. Semin gets a hat-trick :handclap: (from at least 15 must-score opportunities :shakehead )
     
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    And I think it's going to be a very easy win for the Finns, let's say 13-0 and the Jokinens share 10 of those goals! :dunce:
     
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    Agree.
     
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    Oh, now you are taking credit for an idea you didn't even come up with first. :rant: :sarcasm:

    Anyway, I think it's going to be a close game. I won't predict any numbers or even a winner. Team Finland should provoke as much as possible but also avoid any penalties. Especially any penalties in the offensive or neutral zone. The russians are very skillful team that can score goals if given a chance. Bäckström isn't that good. He can't save when Kovalchuk, Datsyuk or Ovechkin gets the puck in a sector in front of the goal. Defend, defend, defend and try to get some breakaways. That's is out only chance.
     
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    Thats a good thing, i want to see motivation, like -"Lets lose this one and we can all go back to wife and kids!"
     
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    Did you guys see a recent Southpark episode where all the kids are playing baseball trying to lose every game?
     
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    Reverse psychology. Russia 3 - 1 Finland.
     
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    "I thought this was a free country. We're in America! Isn't this America? I thought we were in America!" :D
     
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    :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh:

    I gotta see it again right now!
     
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    4:2 finns
     
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    If the teams play as they have so far in this tournament, Russians win.
     
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