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    Quote Originally Posted by gibor365 View Post
    On Sat Canada playing Russia in semifinal World... US lost 0:2 to Finland, Canada beat Germany 2:1,Russia beat Czechs 3:0
    Yes ... it should be entertaining.


    Quote Originally Posted by nobleea View Post
    ... A Ducks-Sens final would be a snooze fest ...
    The Ducks-Preds looked similar in their back/forth in the neutral zone so I am not so sure this would be true. We may find out ... or not.

    I am surprised the Sens haven't had as many bad calls/bad reviews to over come like Edmonton. Only reason I can figure is that TPTB expect the West to win no matter who their opponent is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclectic12 View Post
    Not far off the Maple Leafs ... G - Frederik Andersen (Denmark), D - Morgan Reilly (Canada), F - Auston Matthews (USA) in the playoffs.

    In the regular season, D becomes Zaitsev (Russia).


    TSN's Maple Leaf roster list has thirteen Canadians


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    In PO Zaitzev played injured

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    Can't help but cheer for the Preds right now. Great organization, great city that has supported their team, fun to watch.
    Have noidea about city,but team looks very interesting and exiting

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    Hard to get too excited about a tourney in which most teams are represented by their fourth strongest lineups. For whatever reason Russia is the only country which takes the world championship seriously. Last time the actual Team Canada played Russia it was 7-3, so...
    Last edited by mordko; 2017-05-20 at 09:32 AM.

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    Ottawa needs to do more to win the series. Apparently injuring just one Pittsburgh player per game isn't gonna do it.

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    I would like to know what the hack the league and officials are doing. Wasn't a concussion-inducing elbow to the head supposed to be a no-no? http://nhl.nbcsports.com/2017/05/19/...second-period/ Apparently it doesn't warrant even 2 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mordko View Post
    ................ Apparently it doesn't warrant even 2 minutes.
    Just like no penalty was assessed when Sidney Crosby severed Senators Marc Methot's finger last month.

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    Yes, there should have been a slashing penalty on Crosby. And on every player about 5 times per game.

    The Ryan hit is a little different because NHL was pretending that it was bothered by the Ryan-style knocking out of player brains with targeted hits to the head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mordko View Post
    Hard to get too excited about a tourney in which most teams are represented by their fourth strongest lineups. For whatever reason Russia is the only country which takes the world championship seriously. Last time the actual Team Canada played Russia it was 7-3, so...
    Not true! Every European nation takes it seriously... After elimitation in PO, Swedish, German and others players flew to France/Germany to defend their national teams.
    Too bad that NHL is too greedy, it would be interesting even one in couple of years to see really best teams playing on World championship.... like it is in football (the real one), when all national leagues stop even when national teams are playing friendly games

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    ^ False. I just checked Team Sweden's roster: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_I...rosters#Sweden

    Very clear that the vast majority of their best players didn't bother (e.g Sedins, Filip Forsberg, Carl Hagelin, Patric Hornqvist, Karlsson, Stralman). Several of these are no longer in the play-offs. All teams use the tourney to check out their youth - with the obvious exception of Russia. Occasionally its different but not this year as we've had World Cup of Hockey.

    Having an annual international tournament makes it kinda meaningless. Football does the right thing- they have it every 4 years. And Basketball.

    And NHL has a good product it's just a shame they don't give a shit for the players. Must have sucked for the Russians to lose to our 5th best line-up.

    Last edited by mordko; 2017-05-20 at 02:43 PM.

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