Ice Hockey World Championship 2008

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  1. seesul

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    The 72nd championship will be held between May 2 and May 18, 2008 in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Quebec City, Canada.
    Which team´s gonna be the winner?

    Canada
    Finland
    Russia
    Sweden
    United States
    Slovakia
    Czech Republic
    Switzerland
    Germany
    Denmark
    Belarus
    Italy
    Latvia
    Norway
    France
    Slovenia
     
  2. seesul

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    Though I´d like to see our (Czech) players with the gold medals on their necks personaly I think Russia has a very strong team this year.
    Let´s see, we play with them on this Saturday 4th...
     
  3. Lucky13

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    SWEDEN of course! But I don't think that we have that strong a team this year....maybe we'll end up third at the best...
     
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    Country
    Gold Medals
    Silver Medals
    Bronze Medals
    Total Medals
    Participations

    Canada
    24
    39.3% 11
    18% 9
    14.8% 44
    72.1% 61

    Soviet Union
    22
    64.7% 7
    20.6% 5
    14.7% 34
    100% 34

    Sweden
    8
    12.3% 18
    27.7% 14
    21.5% 40
    61.5% 65

    Czechoslovakia
    6
    11.5% 12
    23.1% 16
    30.8% 34
    65.4% 52

    Czech Republic
    5
    33.3% 1
    6.6% 3
    20% 9
    60% 15

    United States
    2
    3.1% 9
    14.1% 5
    7.8% 16
    25% 64

    Finland
    1
    1.8% 6
    10.9% 2
    3.6% 9
    16.4% 55

    Great Britain
    1
    2.2% 2
    4.4% 2
    4.4% 5
    11.1% 45

    Russia
    1
    6.2% 1
    6.2% 2
    12.5% 4
    25% 16

    Slovakia
    1
    8.3% 1
    8.3% 1
    8.3% 3
    25% 12

    Switzerland
    0
    1
    1.5% 8
    12.3% 9
    13.8% 65
    Germany
    0
    2
    6.7% 2
    6.7% 4
    13.3% 30

    Austria
    0
    0
    2
    3.1% 2
    3.1% 64
     
  5. seesul

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    Now I´m pretty confused mate! Are you from Scotland,Sweden or where from?
     
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    I'm a Swede my friend, but I do live in Scotland....:D
     
  7. seesul

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    OK. I thought you´re a Scot paid by Swedish crowns and so fan of Swedish team:lol:
     
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    :lol: Well, if you pay me good, I'll support your guys instead....:lol:
     
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    Btw, in March 2006, few days after Sweden won the gold medals in Olymic tournament in Turin, I was in Madison Square Garden and watched the game N.Y. Rangers-Toronto. N.Y. Rangers won I think 5:2. Lundqvist was nothing but concrete wall back then. Unfortunately not the same case today...they are loosing 0:3 with Pittsburgh...
    Though it was my long-time dream to watch the NHL game on my own eyes, gotta tell you that the atmospere with almost 20.000 people there was a disillusion for me...the hall full of ''so called'' fans- white collars (clerks) chatting about the dollar course and economy, eating the chips and telling WOW when someone hit someone on the ice, oh my god...yep, and 1 beer for 5 dollars, they bastards... nothing to compare to the atmosphere perhabs here in Zlin with 7.000 people attending...

    Anyway, who´s your goalie for this World Championship?
     

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    I pay by beer, do you go for it:?: :lol:
     
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    Maybe the reason why the game was so so Roman was the fact that u were sittin in the nose bleed section.....

    My hope for the Worlds is that Team USA gets in the Medal Round.... Thats all I can expect...
     
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    I hope naturally Canada but the in all the worlds suck as most of the big names are still playing in the Stanley Cup . Jagr, Lundquist, Malkin,Hossa , Gonchar, Zetterburg etc . Nothing can match the Stanley Cup I'm sorry to say for the Hockey Purist. The best overall tournament IMHO with the exception of the Olympics is the under 21
     
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    I know you´re right. This is what always ****s me. But what can we do, there are another good names in teams as Ovechkin, Elias etc...
    Sorry to say PBfoot but I´d like to see also Hamrlik in our team this year. Our head coach is waiting for him. But I know what would it mean for your team...

    And BTW Malkin refused to play for a Russian team this year...
     
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    Maybe Dan, but I had no choice. A friend of mine bought tickets few days before the game for 50 dollars from some ****ing businessman though the price was 27 dollars...We left subway near to Madison Square Garden 5 minutes before the game and they offered the same tickets for 20 bucks...but who could know it...
    When the game was over we wanted to join the Czech players but din´t know where there´s their favourite Czech pub. So we went into the nearest pub and had a nice evening and worse morning the other day:lol:
     
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    Wooohoooo....!!!! Czech Republic...!!!!!
     
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    Hamirlik is having a rough time of it right now he has been taking a beating . I know the hour difference makes it tough for you to see the cup games but it really is the best show in town. I think the player that the Czechs will miss the most asisde from Jagr is Tomas Plekanec . He's a sneeky little guy . Don't like him myself as he is IMHO a diver
     
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    I´m glad you have clear opinion:lol:
     
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    Thanks for the information about Hamrlik, few days ago I met his brother in front of my house as he was there on the playground with his son. He´s still playing for our town.
    Jagr wouldn´t play for our team this year neither Straka. Our head coach is waiting only for Rozsival from N.Y. Rangers.
    As for Plekanec, yep, he´s one of the best young Czech players in NHL...
     
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    Montreal has a great offence but the defence is a little weak so what Boston and Philidelphia are doing is throwing the puck at the defence and then working on the defence. So Hamirlik as the 2nd best Defence on Montreal is having to move the puck quick or get hit and moving the puck quick is leading to mistakes
     
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    You just might get Hamirlik and Plekanic but IMHO montreal will win game 5
     
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