WJC: Will Switzerland Be Canada's Kryptonite?

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  1. Canada could end up playing the States in the quarters but chances are they will be facing Switzerland.

    This Swiss program has been a hemorrhoid for Canadian teams in years past. Be it at the World, Olympics, or World Juniors, the Swiss national teams have almost always given Canada a scare and, in 2006, the Swiss beat Canada in the round robin and ended up finishing ahead of them in the overall standings.

    With the recent history in mind and the play of Olivier Roy and Benjamin Conz, am I the only one that is genuinely concerned that Canada may be in for a 7th/8th place finish at the hands of the Swiss, a la the Olympic team in Turin?
     
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    If canada plays they can and play a very smart game they should be ok.
     
  3. It'll be a close game no two ways about it.
     
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    I always hate playing the Swiss they show up and play us tight every time we play them it really is a crapshoot at this point I would prefer the US honestly.
     
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    I'm not too worried. In our exhibition game we had a 8-0 shutout against them with Visentin in nets. Hopefully, Visentin will be playing, and we'll have Kassian back as well.

    Maybe exhibition games aren't exactly the right examples to go by since we beat the Swedes and then lost to them today, but whatever, it's all we really have now.
     
  6. No Swedes in my thread.:sarcasm:
     
  7. I'm canadian lol, Anton Lander is an oiler prospect.
     
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    Swiss playing well against US

    They are a tough out if Canada plays them Sunday
     
  9. No traitors in my thread.:sarcasm:
     
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    I don't think the Swiss have much of a hope. Canada manhandled them in the pre tournament game, I can't imagine them being much of a challenge.
     
  11. The pre-tournament is the pre-tournament. The Swiss were a shot away from sending the US to OT. And two shots away from sending the defending gold medalists to the quarters. If Conz will be able to let no more than two or three goals in against the Canadians, it's very possible that the Swiss will be able to put 3-4 in against a struggling Roy.
     
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    Conz has to have a huge game in the Quarters. If he can keep the goal amounts low, they have a legit chance. As for the Canadians, they get Kassian back which will help, so that they can roll 4 lines.

    As for Canada's goaltending, decision time for Cameron. Hopefully, they don't end up like last year where they leave Allen in too long and it costs Canada in the gold medal game.
     
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    I'll be shocked if Canada doesn't win by at least 3 or 4 goals.
     
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    I don't like the idea of the US playing Canada or Switzerland next. Not a good choice.
     
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    If I was the Canadian coach, I am not playing Roy in the next game.
     
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    If i'm Canada, i wouldn't underestimate the Swiss. I saw them play vs USA and they looked better than i thought. I hope that Cameron will let Visentin the chance to prove himself that he can play under pressure, what Roy didn't do.
     
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    I thought the US would beat the Swiss 4-2. They were lucky to escape 2-1.
     
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    And that's when I'll become a Swiss fan. If Dave Cameron puts Roy back in, I will not be very impressed. Yeah, I know, he could care less, but still...
     
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    All things considered, I stand by my assessment. To me, tonight's game speaks more about the US than the Swiss.
     
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    So when's Canada's next game ?
     
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    It's the medal round. There's no Norway or Czech Republic anymore. All game from here on out will be tough.
     
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    Canada will win.

    And we will get the game that everyone wanted one round early.
     
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    I know, but Canada usually has the number of the US and the Swiss darn near won tonight's game!:shakehead The US doesn't match up well with either one.
     
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    Regardless, I can't see Conz having another game that good and I think Canada will come to play. Too big, too strong and too deep for the Swiss to compete with if Canada is on their game.
     

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