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WJHC (World Junior Hockey Championships) 2016

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Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

Gilmour, Kapanen -- is there really any difference?

WhatIfGodWasALeaf

Quote from: Tigger on January 05, 2016, 05:32:41 PM
Pretty much waited the whole tournament, but that was nice.

In fairness, he set-up both goals in the Semi to get them to the final too.

Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

Teemu and Saku looked pretty g/d happy up there in the Glitzbox.

hockeyfan1

#408
Cheer on, Finnish fans!  Team Finland defeated Team Russia in the Gold Medal game 4-3, the winner coming on an overtime goal by Kasper Kapanen.
(Yes, LeafsNation, our Kasper!).

More:
http://www.worldjunior2016.com/en/games/2016-01-05/RUS-vs-FIN/

L K

Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on January 05, 2016, 05:33:38 PM
Gilmour, Kapanen -- is there really any difference?

If you wanna win, get a Finn.
If you wanna get high sticked in Game 6, and then have all your hopes crushed, get a Gilmore

Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

Quote from: L K on January 05, 2016, 05:41:42 PM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on January 05, 2016, 05:33:38 PM
Gilmour, Kapanen -- is there really any difference?

If you wanna win, get a Finn.
If you wanna get high sticked in Game 6, and then have all your hopes crushed, get a Gilmore

I was thinking of bigtime wraparounds, but in truth the two were quite different.

WhatIfGodWasALeaf

Quote from: hockeyfan1 on January 05, 2016, 05:38:55 PM
Cheer on, Finnish fans!  Team Finkand defeated Team Russia in the Gold Medal game 4-3, the winner coming on an overtime goal by Kasper Kapanen.
(Yes, LeafsNation, our Kasper!).

More:
http://www.worldjunior2016.com/en/games/2016-01-05/RUS-vs-FIN/

Kasperi*

What is with this posting style?

It's like an odd news service linking it's stuff, but every second one has an error in it.

L K

Quote from: Patrick on January 05, 2016, 05:53:10 PM
Quote from: hockeyfan1 on January 05, 2016, 05:38:55 PM
Cheer on, Finnish fans!  Team Finkand defeated Team Russia in the Gold Medal game 4-3, the winner coming on an overtime goal by Kasper Kapanen.
(Yes, LeafsNation, our Kasper!).

More:
http://www.worldjunior2016.com/en/games/2016-01-05/RUS-vs-FIN/

Kasperi*

What is with this posting style?

It's like an odd news service linking it's stuff, but every second one has an error in it.

Kasperi the Friendly Ghost.

Gilmour the Great

It's a national holiday in Finland tomorrow. 8)



"FINLANDIA!! FINLANDIA!!"

Nik


I'm sure he spent a good chunk of his childhood in the states so it shouldn't be a surprise but Kapanen doesn't even have a trace of an accent. He sounds very much like English is his first language.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Heroic Shrimp

Quote from: Nik the Trik on January 05, 2016, 08:11:23 PMI'm sure he spent a good chunk of his childhood in the states so it shouldn't be a surprise but Kapanen doesn't even have a trace of an accent. He sounds very much like English is his first language.

Maybe he speaks Finnish with a Philly accent.
Supersize my Freedom Fries

hockeyfan1

-As the host nation, Finland set a WJHC European attendance record.

And, Team Finland's Jesse Puljujärvi named tournament MVP.


Source:   worldjuniors2016.com

hockeyfan1

Here is the list of the best players (by position), as well as those who made the All-Star Team category (chosen by the media):

Best Goaltender:       Linus Soderstrom,  Sweden
Best Defenceman:    Zach Werenski,  USA
Best Forward:            Jesse Puljujarvi,  Finland


All-Stars:
Goaltender:      Linus Soderstrom  (Sweden)
Defenceman:   Olli Juolevi  (Finland)
Defenceman:   Zach Werenski  (USA)
Forward:           Jesse Puljujarvi  (Finland)
Forward:           Patrik Laine  (Finland)
Forward:           Auston Matthews  (USA)
MVP:                 Jesse Puljujarvi  (Finland)


Source:    worldjuniors2016.com

hockeyfan1

Ron Wilson speaking...

Ron Wilson...is..uncertain if he wants to parlay his 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships experience into more work.

"I don't want to do this again, I don't think," Wilson told reporters...."I don't see myself coming back. I wanted to do it once. I wanted to see what it was like to coach at this level, and I did. We won a bronze. It's not gold, but it's still something."

"Sometimes I had my doubts there after my Toronto experience. I was getting criticized from all sides. You learn to trust yourself. That's what I did, I trusted myself and we were rewarded," Wilson said.

The coach, who holds dual American-Canadian citizenship, made headlines in the tournament for criticizing the media pressure put on Team Canada's teens and admitting he did zero research on Russia's players before they eliminated his squad in Monday's semifinal.

Yet American star Auston Matthews said the players all appreciated Wilson's style of guidance.

"He was really laid back. He was really honest with everybody. He doesn't yell a lot. It was different from what most people kind of expected," Matthews told reporters in Helsinki. "It was really nice to have him as a coach.


Story:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/juniors/ron-wilson-team-usa-world-junior-championship-coach-nhl-toronto-maple-leafs/

Bates

I thought the US goalie was the best in the tournament.