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Re: World Junior Hockey Championships (WJHC 2013)
« Reply #195 on: January 03, 2013, 06:29:46 AM »
I didn't realize that the 09-10 Leafs were playing for Team Canada today.

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« Reply #196 on: January 03, 2013, 08:18:47 AM »
I set the PVR up wrong and missed the game. Or so I thought. I wonder if my PVR is sentient and thought 'no way, she doesn't wanna see this, I'll mess it up'........

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« Reply #197 on: January 03, 2013, 08:20:47 AM »
1-0 Sweden on the PP Elias Lindholm, Backstrom potential on him. Brynäs continues to produce. 2-0 our captain Forsberg.
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« Reply #198 on: January 03, 2013, 08:28:30 AM »
10 minutes in and the Russians has not registred a single shot on goal, WOW.

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« Reply #199 on: January 03, 2013, 08:31:00 AM »
10 minutes in and the Russians has not registred a single shot on goal, WOW.
It's nice to see that they barely check us at all :)
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« Reply #200 on: January 03, 2013, 08:43:08 AM »
Swedish Television are currently interviewing Håkan Andersson, the scout from Detroit, he's watched most swedish players here 20-40 times. I wonder how much our scouts watch every single player ???
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Re: World Junior Hockey Championships (WJHC 2013)
« Reply #201 on: January 03, 2013, 08:43:46 AM »
Coaching was a major issue, and not to blame Subban too much, but he should have been pulled after the 2nd goal. He looked nervous and defeated after that one got passed him. You could just see he wasn't in the groove from the get go, and the team wasnt ready to compete this morning at all. I'm blaming Spott. He needed to recognize this and didn't. This team was good enough to win the gold this year, and simply blew it. >:(
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Re: World Junior Hockey Championships (WJHC 2013)
« Reply #202 on: January 03, 2013, 08:44:08 AM »
Stebro, Swedes looking good, quite in control of the game not allowing Russians to do anything dangerous. Shots 14-2 Sweden in the first !!

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Re: World Junior Hockey Championships (WJHC 2013)
« Reply #203 on: January 03, 2013, 08:47:02 AM »
Stebro, Swedes looking good, quite in control of the game not allowing Russians to do anything dangerous. Shots 14-2 Sweden in the first !!
Yeah, our strategy is working alright, as long as we keep the puck things will be fine :) I think that the Russians are doing the same mistake that Canada did vs USA, they give us too much respect, too much space, we can skate around almost the way we want to.

2-1, nice of us to help the russians out :P
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Re: World Junior Hockey Championships (WJHC 2013)
« Reply #204 on: January 03, 2013, 09:22:21 AM »
The Ducks turn out goalies like nobody's business.

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« Reply #205 on: January 03, 2013, 09:45:47 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.

Yup.

Spott over used Ryan Murphy and should have probably not even selected him, he kept Rielly on a leash the entire tournament until the 3rd period today when he had no choice and made all sorts of weird decisions.  This team was stiff and NOT ready to play today.  Subban should have been given a game off earlier in the tournament.. the back to back games would have been ideal, although I don't think fatigue is the prime reason he had a bad game.

I'm getting tired of the rotating coach thing. I think when they find winning formulas they should keep them and stop messing with them.  for example, Pat Quinn is available and did incredibly well in his time coaching this group, has FAAAAAAR more experience than basically any CHL coach out there and other than winnning a Cup, he's won it all. Just let him coach every year for the forseeable future, change up the assistants to give other coaches an opportunity and stop experimenting.


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Re: World Junior Hockey Championships (WJHC 2013)
« Reply #206 on: January 03, 2013, 09:47:57 AM »
Looks like my boys are playing for the championship!  I just finished watching the highlights, US looked pretty good. 

Nice to be able to follow some hockey at least, of course he in the States there hasn't been one mention of the WJC.   Thankfully the NHL network exists. 

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« Reply #207 on: January 03, 2013, 09:52:58 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.

Yup.

Spott over used Ryan Murphy and should have probably not even selected him, he kept Rielly on a leash the entire tournament until the 3rd period today when he had no choice and made all sorts of weird decisions.  This team was stiff and NOT ready to play today.  Subban should have been given a game off earlier in the tournament.. the back to back games would have been ideal, although I don't think fatigue is the prime reason he had a bad game.

I'm getting tired of the rotating coach thing. I think when they find winning formulas they should keep them and stop messing with them.  for example, Pat Quinn is available and did incredibly well in his time coaching this group, has FAAAAAAR more experience than basically any CHL coach out there and other than winnning a Cup, he's won it all. Just let him coach every year for the forseeable future, change up the assistants to give other coaches an opportunity and stop experimenting.

Plus Quinn is a presence behind the bench. I'm convinced these players don't even pay attention to the coach. Quinn is a pretty hard guy to ignore.

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Re: World Junior Hockey Championships (WJHC 2013)
« Reply #208 on: January 03, 2013, 10:04:15 AM »
Plus Quinn is a presence behind the bench. I'm convinced these players don't even pay attention to the coach. Quinn is a pretty hard guy to ignore.

Exactly.  You don't mess around on Quinn, not for a second.  That said, the kids who played for him all said he was an amazing coach and really good to him - probably because they didn't mess around on him. :)

His style is the right one to have in this tournament.  He likes the offense to play almost run and gun, and gets his defesne engaged in the attack .. I think a little too much for the NHL now but perfect for international tournaments.  His success demonstrated he could get a bunch of teenagers ready to play in a big hurry and on a short run like this, keep them engaged and motivated. 

no coincidence the last two times Canada won gold, Quinn was coach. They haven't won gold since. 

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Re: World Junior Hockey Championships (WJHC 2013)
« Reply #209 on: January 03, 2013, 10:09:33 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.

Yup.

Spott over used Ryan Murphy and should have probably not even selected him, he kept Rielly on a leash the entire tournament until the 3rd period today when he had no choice and made all sorts of weird decisions.  This team was stiff and NOT ready to play today.  Subban should have been given a game off earlier in the tournament.. the back to back games would have been ideal, although I don't think fatigue is the prime reason he had a bad game.

I'm getting tired of the rotating coach thing. I think when they find winning formulas they should keep them and stop messing with them.  for example, Pat Quinn is available and did incredibly well in his time coaching this group, has FAAAAAAR more experience than basically any CHL coach out there and other than winnning a Cup, he's won it all. Just let him coach every year for the forseeable future, change up the assistants to give other coaches an opportunity and stop experimenting.

I think hockey Canada will have another "moratorium" after this one. They got all the players they wanted for this tournament, and still looked absolutely brutal against a team they already beat in the round robin. They certainly need to address their coaching strategy moving forward, and I like your idea of keeping a guy like Quinn in the fold as a fixture for the young guys that play for Canada in this tournament.
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