Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

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Ice hockey world champion 2007 is...?

Poll ended at Thu May 03, 2007 3:33 pm

Russia
2
15%
Czech Republic
1
8%
Sweden
2
15%
USA
0
No votes
Canada
1
8%
Finland
5
38%
Slovakia
2
15%
Other (Switzerland, Germany, Ukraine, Belarus, Italy, Latvia, Austria, Denmark, Norway...)
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 13

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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by NeonVomit » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:45 pm

Finland had a very strong run in the Olympics. They have a chance!
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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by Carcass » Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:57 pm

Who voted for Sweden?!?!?! :x :lol:

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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by IceBreaker » Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:15 am

Better to vote after seeing a couple games first. Then we know how much power every team is having.
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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by NeonVomit » Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:51 am

Well obviously. I rank the chances of Russia or Canada as higher than Finland's. Although Norway seem to be having a good run of form... and the USA is always a dangerous team.
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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by Equinox » Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:30 am

NeonVomit wrote:Well obviously. I rank the chances of Russia or Canada as higher than Finland's. Although Norway seem to be having a good run of form... and the USA is always a dangerous team.
Go Devils. :twisted:

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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by Carcass » Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:09 am

@NeonVomit, do you really watch ice hockey? Who got you into it? It's not too famous in Cyprus. Or UK.

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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by NeonVomit » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:52 am

Carcass wrote:@NeonVomit, do you really watch ice hockey? Who got you into it? It's not too famous in Cyprus. Or UK.
I was something of a skater in my early teens, and I also really enjoyed playing roller hockey. Also I was quite good at field hockey, and I follow international competitions and the Olympics quite closely.

Ice hockey is just another form of this cool sport :D No, there's not much ice in Cyprus so not many people play it...
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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by StratoTimo » Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:04 pm

Carcass wrote:Who voted for Sweden?!?!?! :x :lol:
I think that he was Stratofanius :shock:
If he is from Sweden and then he moved to Finland :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by StratoTimo » Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:29 pm

My opinion is the next: Winner is some of these four countries: Canada, Finland, Sweden or Chech.
It's very difficult to say winner because I don't know all of the players who is going to play in those teams. :roll:
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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by NeonVomit » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:27 pm

Stratofanius wrote:Yes, I voted for Sweden... I truly DON'T WANT that they win (actually I kind of hate Sweden)
I noticed this anti-Sweden sentiment when I was in Finland... my friend on the hungover drive back from Tampere was ranting about 'Swedish Imperialism' (while driving his Saab) and it just struck me as odd... Swedish imperialism? wtf? Does that have anything to do with all the signs being in Finnish and Swedish? (which was quite helpful to me really, I could understand the Swedish a lot better than the Finnish!)

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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by Carcass » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:47 pm

It's Helsingfors cause Swedes got to name it, they founded it! :)

Usually this anti-Swedish thing is just brotherly joking. Unfortunately some take it seriously, coming from a mixed home, I find that a bit ridiculous.

The roots are in the common history. Until 1809 Finland was part of Sweden, consequently the elite was Swedish too. Still today the Swedish speaking minority is richer, at least in the south. In addition, Swedish is still compulsory in schools. In the beginning of the last century there was this thing called The Language Strife, or something...

The signs are in Swedish too cause it's an official language here. The Swedish-speaking Finns represent about 5% of the population.

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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by Jabi » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:49 pm

I think Slovakia will be able to kick some ass with Hossa, Demitra, Zednik, Satan, Gaborik & co.

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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by nepi » Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:42 am

don't underrate Switzerland 8)
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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by Stratofanius » Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:03 am

Belarus won Slovakia at practise match :shock: :shock:

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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by nepi » Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:19 am

Well, Switzerland lost some pre-games, but don't forget, we won against Canada last year (I know it's not a guarantee for the future, but a huge success :D )
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Post by MetalAngel » Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:22 pm

CZECH REPUBLIC, OF COURSE, WILL BE WORLD ICE HOCKEY CHAMPION in 2007!!! :D
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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by Elanor » Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:18 pm

Greetings to everything, I from Russia Moscow. I go almost on all games and I can tell that very strong a command of Sweden, Finland, Russia. They will leave in the ending I think, if only Russia will leave the group. It is much less than admirers of hockey than in that to year in Latvia. But we try to support commands
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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by Elanor » Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:20 pm

Today I go on a match Sweden-Latvia. if want I can show pictures...

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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by StratoTimo » Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:54 pm

Elanor wrote:Today I go on a match Sweden-Latvia. if want I can show pictures...
Yes... I want that you send some pics from games!
Nice pics BTW!
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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by NeonVomit » Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:54 pm

Excellent, nice pics!
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Post by JensJohansson » Tue May 01, 2007 7:46 pm

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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by StratoTimo » Tue May 01, 2007 8:36 pm

Thanks! I needed that! After when Russian wins Finland 5-4! Damn!
Is it in this year in Final: Finland - Sverige?
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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by NeonVomit » Wed May 02, 2007 12:16 am

That match threatened to melt the ice though.

Crazy! Definately the best match of the tournament so far.
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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by Carcass » Wed May 02, 2007 7:46 am

The first match I watched.

The first two periods were appalling. Way too many penalties. The last one was good, though. Finland put up a real fight.

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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by Elanor » Thu May 03, 2007 2:42 pm

Ok...lets go...Sweden-Latvia....I sat at backs of a command Sweden
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...And from game Finland-Russia
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It is very a pity that Finland has lost, I so for them experienced. But finns really looked more poorly russian, but same yet the end, ahead it is a lot of games....

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Post by MetalAngel » Thu May 03, 2007 9:57 pm

Did you see : CZECH REPUBLIC has got the 1st place in its group! :D
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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by Elanor » Sat May 05, 2007 10:31 pm

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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by Carcass » Sun May 06, 2007 8:52 pm

Fitta!

Sweden did it again!!! Finland had a lot of opportunities, but the goal keeper simply played too good today. Excellent job from him, I have to say.
MetalAngel wrote:Did you see : CZECH REPUBLIC has got the 1st place in its group! :D
Yeah, but they lost to Germany!!! :shock:

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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by Jaakko » Mon May 07, 2007 12:06 am

So what do we have... Electrolux, Philips, Miele... And Lehtonen. Pick up the imuri of your choice!

Seriously, nice match, the goal was an unfortunate incident, a reflex save to a shot beyond his reach. Both teams played very well!

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Re: Ice Hockey World Championships 2007

Post by Jabi » Mon May 07, 2007 9:32 am

Carcass wrote:Fitta!

Sweden did it again!!! Finland had a lot of opportunities, but the goal keeper simply played too good today. Excellent job from him, I have to say.
He made a few great saves, true, but I'd rather say our attacking players did a piss-poor job at aiming. As usual.

And I don't understand people blaming Lehtonen. In my opinion, if you're a goalie and allow one goal against a team like Sweden you can consider it a good game.

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