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Offline WhatIfGodWasALeaf

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Re: World Junior Hockey Championships (WJHC 2013)
« Reply #180 on: January 03, 2013, 05:13:08 AM »
They need to give Reilly more of an offensive green light and more ice time.

Biggs has been not bad, screened the goalie on the third and would have been more effective had his line-mate Rocco "Puck hogging no look pass maestro" Grimaldi not tried to do everything himself.


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« Reply #181 on: January 03, 2013, 05:20:08 AM »
Make it 4-0 and the end of Subban's night.

My American wife is loving this right now.  >:(

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« Reply #182 on: January 03, 2013, 05:20:32 AM »
Well, the game is very much over 4-0 US...

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« Reply #183 on: January 03, 2013, 05:25:05 AM »
Well, the game is very much over 4-0 US...


Wow!  I certainly didn't expect Team Canada to have gotten this much of a drubbing by the U.S. so far.  Well, if that's the case, then the U.S. should be favoured to win the gold against whomever they play against in the final.  Their offence is that good.

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Re: World Junior Hockey Championships (WJHC 2013)
« Reply #184 on: January 03, 2013, 05:25:32 AM »
I wouldn't count Canada out yet, but taking penalties in the offensive zone doesn't help. Every player have to avoid making stupid mistakes now, while putting up the pressure, not an easy balance. If Canada gets a goal before the end of the 2nd anything can happen. Sports is a lot about having a positive flow.
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Re: World Junior Hockey Championships (WJHC 2013)
« Reply #185 on: January 03, 2013, 05:27:35 AM »
I wouldn't count Canada out yet, but taking penalties in the offensive zone doesn't help. Every player have to avoid making stupid mistakes now, while putting up the pressure, not an easy balance. If Canada gets a goal before the end of the 2nd anything can happen. Sports is a lot about having a positive flow.


Let's hope so.

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« Reply #186 on: January 03, 2013, 05:30:36 AM »
As a coach I would be furious about the two last penalty calls, you can not afford playing on the edge when being down 4-0. And if you do play on the edge you must be 100% certain that you play on the right side of it.

But one should remember that the Americans are doing a lot of things right too, one thing that impresses me is how much speed they use in both the offensive and defensive zone. One reason why I think that the Americans are getting a lot of chances too is because the Canadians are having too big gaps in their own zone, and that means that the Americans can use their skating and create chances.
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Re: World Junior Hockey Championships (WJHC 2013)
« Reply #187 on: January 03, 2013, 05:45:54 AM »
The last few years have all been like this. Teams completely devoid of character and on-ice leadership, strutting around like their farts don't stink and forgetting what they are playing for. The ineffective and uninspiring coaching staffs are only a minor part of the problem, because really how much motivation do you need to play for your flag? More than this team can muster, apparently. Hockey Canada needs to wake up because this problem isn't going away.

I'd like to give credit to the US but I can't. All they did was try. I can't credit a team with doing what they are supposed to.

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« Reply #188 on: January 03, 2013, 05:51:45 AM »
I would bench the Canadian coach.
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« Reply #189 on: January 03, 2013, 05:54:25 AM »
If this is a goal then the game is on again. It should be a goal, it was something weird about the signal.
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Re: World Junior Hockey Championships (WJHC 2013)
« Reply #190 on: January 03, 2013, 05:55:25 AM »
Canada has played like crap. Now the refs are getting in on it.

I'm not sure why I stayed up until 4am.
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« Reply #191 on: January 03, 2013, 05:58:47 AM »
Ref blows whistle in error, USA stop playing, Canadians put it in the net and the goal stands.

Hilarious.

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« Reply #192 on: January 03, 2013, 06:02:41 AM »
Ref blows whistle in error, USA stop playing, Canadians put it in the net and the goal stands.

Hilarious.
Yeah it was kind of funny, I heard a whistle too, but didn't know why. I wasn't sure where the whistle came from or why. But it looked like the first shot hit the bar, and maybe they thought it was a goal I dunno.
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Re: World Junior Hockey Championships (WJHC 2013)
« Reply #193 on: January 03, 2013, 06:07:20 AM »
Would anyone have the guts to pull the goalie in this situation?
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Re: World Junior Hockey Championships (WJHC 2013)
« Reply #194 on: January 03, 2013, 06:15:53 AM »
Ryan Murphy playing ahead of Reilly is a travesty.

This Canadian coach is awful, he has energy guys out there at inopportune moments.

Perhaps hiring a coach who has won nothing was not a good call.