The 2007 Ice Hockey World Championship thread

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  1. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    It's that time of the year again... ;)

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    Welcome to the 2007 Ice Hockey World Championship thread! :)

    This year's championship is taking place in Moscow, starting on Friday 27 April and ending with the final match on Sunday 13 May.


    The playing teams:

    Group A
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Latvia
    Italy

    Group B
    Czech Republic
    United States of America
    Belorussia
    Austria

    Group C
    Canada
    Slovakia
    Germany
    Norway

    Group D
    Finland
    Russia
    Ukraine
    Denmark


    Let the discussion begin! [face_dancing]
  2. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Some players are still coming in from the NHL, so we'll have to wait for the official rosters.

    But go Canada, as always! :p
  3. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    But we already have Gaborik, Demitra and Satan confirmed! [face_dancing] So it looks pretty hopeful - and it's about bloody time we scraped a medal; last year's IHWC was dreadful for us... :p

    GO SLOVAKIA!!! =D=
  4. Obi_Wan_01 Force Ghost

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    ...ahh screw the color/highlighting formats :p

    GO CANADA!
  5. SueAsideRide Force Ghost

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  6. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

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  7. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

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  8. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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  9. Drew_Atreides Force Ghost

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  10. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Today's results:

    USA - AUT: 6 - 2 (3 - 1, 1 - 1, 2 - 0)

    UKR - FIN: 0 - 5 (0 - 1, 0 - 3, 0 - 1)

    BLR - CZE: 2 - 8 (1 - 4, 1 - 1, 0 - 3)

    RUS - DEN: 9 - 1 (3 - 1, 5 - 0, 1 - 0)

    SUI - LAT: 2 - 1 (0 - 0, 2 - 1, - ) still playing

    GER - CAN: 2 - 2 (1 - 1, 1 - 1, - ) still playing

    Scheduled for tonight:

    SWE - ITA

    SVK - NOR


    My internet was down since Thursday night and I was worried I wouldn't be able to watch our first match tonight... [face_worried] Luckily, it's just come back on. :)
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  12. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Canada beats Germany 3-2!

    Roster

    Hmm....definitely not the best team we've had. Should be an interesting tourney.
  13. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Slovakia is winning 2 - 0 over Norway after the 1st period... Two goals in one minute - nice job, boys! :cool:
  14. emilsson Chosen One

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    Sweden defeated Italy easily by winning with 7-1. I'm mostly happy about Tony MÃ¥rtensson scoring a goal since he had a very hard time during the final games of the Swedish Elite Leage play offs.

    Still, I wonder about the goaltending. Backlund can make astounding saves but also give up easy goals. Anyway, Monday's game should be interesting.
  15. Obi_Wan_01 Force Ghost

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    The only ones that stand out are Rick Nash and the Staal brothers. o_O [face_worried]
  16. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Final score Slovakia - Norway: 3 - 0 :cool: [face_dancing]

    It was to be pretty much expected, but our new goalie Jaroslav Halak was pretty good, considering that this is his first World Championship. Also it came as a rather big surprise that, apart from one exception, none of our players was sent off! :eek: :D

    We're up against Germany on Monday, and I suppose it should be a relatively easy win as well...
  17. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Well, Jonathan Toews was pretty good at the World Juniors and the goaltending is decent, although both of them went downhill this year compared to last. The second goal Roloson let in was awful. The big person that's clearly missing is Crosby but of course he's in no shape to play.
    Halak was a pleasant surprise for Montreal when their goalie, Huet, had injury problems.
  18. DarthSara Jedi Master

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    QFT :D
  19. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Sweden has only one NHLer on their team and that's Toronto's own Alexander Steen. :p
  20. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Today's scores:

    FIN - DEN: 6 - 2 (3 - 1, 1 - 0, 2 - 1)

    CZE - AUT: 6 - 1 (2 - 0, 1 - 1, 3 - 0)

    RUS - UKR: 8 - 1 (2 - 1, 3 - 0, 3 - 0)

    USA - BLR: 5 - 1 (3 - 0, 2 - 0, 0 - 1)


    Coming up tomorrow:

    SUI - ITA
    SVK - GER (GO SLOVAKIA!!! [face_peace])
    LAT - SWE
    CAN - NOR
  21. Obi_Wan_01 Force Ghost

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    w00t! Canada won 4-2 over umm... who was it again. Umm... I think Norway or something. Watched the highlights earlier today. :p
  22. Drew_Atreides Force Ghost

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    Yes it was Norway.. And they played pretty well, all things considered.

    That's the downside to being Canada: EVERY team gets up for the games against you.

    We've gotten the W's so far, and we're starting to see signs of the team gelling from a chemistry perspective.

    I know alot of people diss this tournie because the 'best' players aren't there, but i actually prefer having the 'non-allstars' here. You don't have all the egos, thus guys accept their rolls more readily.

    Course, word now is that Dion Phaneuf is on his way out to join the team. What a boost to the blueline that'll be!
  23. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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  24. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

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    w00t! Sweden won 6-0 over the Swiss. =D=
  25. Obi_Wan_01 Force Ghost

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    Where's that Mar17swgirl? Why isn't she posting today?s score?

    Oh that's right - because the Canadians beat the Slovaks. :D
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