The 2007 Ice Hockey World Championship thread

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by Mar17swgirl, Apr 23, 2007.

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  1. Drew_Atreides Force Ghost

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    Yeah, that was a pretty entertaining game between Canada and Slovakia. I can't believe the talent that the Slovaks hae over there!

    Biggest surprise of the tournie is how well Jonathan Toews has been playing for Canada. The Hero of the World Jr. tournament is looking like he may be NHL-ready already!
  2. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Not that big of a surprise but yeah he's a star in the making. Chicago might be seeing better days in the near future. :p
  3. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    I was banned for 48 hours. ;) Hence the lack of my redness. :p


    Our loss to Canada was a bit of a pity, but it was a good match - well, at least the third period, which was the only one I was able to actually see after coming home from work. Very dramatic. We fought well.

    But our loss to USA 2 - 4 (2 - 4!!!!) in the Qualifying round was just a big, big shame. I didn't watch it, because I was at work, but I kept an eye on the text report on IHWC website. By the shots and saves percentage it looked like the Americans played a pretty defensive hockey, but took an advantage of quick breaks, while ours were just shooting in vain. [face_plain]

    Though, it's still not as big of a shame as the Czechs losing to Germany 0 - 2... :p I was checking a IHWC thread in one Czech discussion forum that I visit, and everyone was just shocked. :p


    QUALIFYING ROUND

    Group E


    SWE
    RUS
    SUI
    FIN
    ITA
    DEN

    Group F
    CZE
    CAN
    USA
    SVK
    BLR
    GER


    Yesterday's scores:

    SUI - FIN: 0 - 2 (0 - 0, 0 - 0, 0 - 2)

    USA - SVK: 4 - 2 (2 - 1, 2 - 0, 0 - 1)

    DEN - SWE: 2 - 5 (2 - 2, 0 - 1, 0 - 2)

    GER - CZE: 2 - 0 (1 - 0, 0 - 0, 1 - 0)


    Coming up today:

    CAN - BLR
    RUS - ITA

    Coming up on Saturday:

    SUI - DEN
    USA - GER
    FIN - ITA
    CZE - SVK (this is going to be interesting... :p It's good it's on Saturday - I'll be able to watch it; provided that Slovak Television's website won't be screwed up again...)
  4. Drew_Atreides Force Ghost

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    The Germans played Canada tough, too.

    Their team has played quite respectably at the tournie, so far.


    Currently 5-2 Canada over Belarus in the third period. Looks like we have things fairly well in hand.
  5. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Hat trick for Shane Doan! [face_dancing] Take that Canadian politicians!
  6. Drew_Atreides Force Ghost

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    I cannot BELIEVE what a huge deal has been made by the government about Doan being Captain of Team Canada. I actually heard someone try to draw comparisons between what was 'allegedly' said by Doan to the persecution that the african americans and jewish peoples have suffered! SERIOUSLY!

  7. rechedelphar Force Ghost

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    nice win over the Slovaks
  8. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Wow. What a game! But we did it! We won over the Czechs! Yay! [face_dancing] [face_dancing] [face_dancing]

    Great job, boys, you were awesome!!! =D= =D= =D=



    And today's scores:

    SUI - DEN: 4 - 1 (1 - 0, 2 - 1, 1 - 0)

    USA - GER: 3 - 0 (1 - 0, 1 - 0, 1 - 0)

    FIN - ITA: 3 - 0 (2 - 0, 0 - 0, 1 - 0)

    CZE - SVK: 2 - 3 (1 - 0, 0 - 2, 1 - 1)
  9. cristalvandepol Force Ghost

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    The politicians should be ashamed of themselves. They make it sound like it should be the MPs decision on who should be the Captain of Team Canada. Doan was CLEARED by the NHL and yet, they had to stick their big noses into something that's none of their business. As a Political Scientist, I have to say they made a big mistake bringing this up in the House of Commons. This whole affair has just made me want Canada to win even more, just to show those lazy MPs in Ottawa that Andy Murray knows what he's doing. :p
  10. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    I totally agree but you gotta remember they're providing millions of dollars to the Canadian Hockey Association, which is why they felt it was such a big issue but of course it obviously isn't.
  11. emilsson Chosen One

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    Sweden is playing Finland and this is the first true measure of them. It shall be interesting to see how this will end.
  12. cristalvandepol Force Ghost

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    Good point. I think it was more of an issue for the Bloc then anyone else and they were just trying to stir stuff up in the House. I just wish the issue would die already. It's starting to get embarrassing. :p
  13. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    6-3 win over USA. :)

    Next is the quarter-final against Finland.
  14. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Standings after Qualifying Round:

    GROUP E


    RUS 15
    SWE 12
    FIN 9
    SUI 6

    GROUP F

    CAN 14
    USA 9
    SVK 9
    CZE 7


    THE FINAL ROUND GAMES:

    Wednesday, 9.5.:
    SWE - SVK
    RUS - CZE

    Thursday, 10.5.:
    CAN - SUI
    USA - FIN
  15. Drew_Atreides Force Ghost

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    Yeah, Canada really outplayed the US today. I was really surprised!
  16. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

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    Sweden wins 7-4 over Slovakia to advance to the semis!

    Whooohooo!! [face_dancing]
  17. emilsson Chosen One

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    Yes! Good game by Sweden. Things are looking good for "Tre Kronor" now.
  18. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    It's a shame. :( We were actually playing quite well, but made some very stupid and pointless mistakes - and we paid for them... :( But we fought until the end.
  19. Tod Jedi Master

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    Interesting game between Finland and USA yesterday. Lots of mistakes by both sides. But still I'm glad that the right team won.
  20. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Canada vs Finland in the finals! [face_dancing]

    I must say, I underestimated our team before the tournament started but they've just looked great the whole time.
  21. Obi_Wan_01 Force Ghost

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    We made it to the finals??? Wow! I mean... yeah!!! GO CANADA! I never doubted the team. ;) :)
  22. Eskimo9000 Jedi Knight

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    Canada - Gold
    Finland - Silver
    Sweden - Bronze
  23. Tod Jedi Master

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    Nope.

    Finland - Gold
    Canada - Silver
    Russia - Bronze
  24. Eskimo9000 Jedi Knight

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    CANADA WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 4-2
  25. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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