Who will win: Canada vs. Finland

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  1. Who is going to win the semi-final game between Canada and Finland?
     
  2. Joe MacMillan

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    Canada. We suck. :shakehead
     
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    those canadian lads.
     
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    Voted Finland just to get a few Canadians upset. :sarcasm:

    Go RASK Go !!!

    Tukonen scores in a 1-0 win. :clap:
     
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    Finland. I want to see European final. Russia vs Finland.
     
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    If Rask plays well, then who knows, look at the games tonight!

    When she comes down to one game, we all know, anything can happen!
     
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    rask might stop the canadians....but the canadians will still win

    as much as i'd like Suomi, it aint happening
     
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    Despite the fact that Canada plays the most attractive hockey, I'm rooting for my neighbours in this one.

    But I don't think they stand a chance. It will be a CAN - RUS final.
     
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    Let's be honest here, Canada.
     
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    Canada, because their forwards will actually crash the net and Tuukka Rask's mind will EXPLODE.
     
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    And then they will get called for goaltender interference and Pierre Mcguires head will EXPLODE
     
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    I think it's fairly clear that Canada is the better team, but the reality of the matter is that Finland can win any game when Tuukka Rask is playing well. I wouldn't be compeltely shocked if Finland pulled it off.
     
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    Outstanding. :D

    I think Canada wins this but in a much closer game than the opening one of the tournament.
     
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    This will all come down to which Leaf prospect goalie plays better in this game.

    Either way one will be playing for a Gold medal .. The other the Bronze after its over ..
     
  15. I think canada will win cause I think finland will run out of gas, playing today, for 60+ mins and rask getting 50+ shots, as a leafs fan one of the big knocks on rask was his lack of stamina, it will be put to the test, the way sutter coaches, he is going to make sure the fins are hit hard.
     
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    Attractive? The flashiest hockey has been played by the US team with Kessel, Schremp, Bourque, Wheeler, Ryan, Oshie and Mueller by default. The Canadian's aren't nearly as offensively gifted as they were in the 2005 WJC's, but play a stubborn "Sutter" defensive system. If that's what mean by "attractive" then yeah, they are the "Aria Giovanni's" of U20 hockey.
     
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    Canada will win with empty netter 1-0.... :teach:

    Believe me!
     
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    If Finland plays like against Sweden and will win, it will be a sad day for hockey. But it wont happen.

    3-0 Canada
     
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    Canada is well rested, Finland is tired. Canada is much more physical than sweden, so they will get better scoring chances closer to the goal. And Canada is simply better.

    They will win, even if Rask plays amazing. Finnish D won't be able to contain these guys and keep them in the corners as well as they did with sweden. And we have zero offense, because our D can't start plays from their own end, and can't back up the offense.
     
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    I know people think Aravirta sucks as a coach, but could you explain why he would pull the goalie out if the game was 0-0?? :dunno:
     
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    I meant of the two teams playing..
     
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    Personally I don't see it being very close at all. Canada wins by at least 3 goals.
     
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    I don't think it'd going to be a nail biter either. I think Canada will score early and control the game. The Finns are tired and to be honest, they are a lot softer than I expected. You just know that Canada will be playing a very physical game with an intense forecheck that the Finns certainly didn't see against the Swedes.

    All the signs I see point to Canada winning by three or more.
     
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    Rask stays with 86 saves for 1 goal on his last two games vs Switzerland and Sweden. For the Americans: no, it's not the same countrys!! :teach:

    Perhaps, he can one more time make the difference.
     
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    im quite sure that Finns will play better than the last time these countries met, but i think Canada will win this..
     
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