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The (Ice) Hockey Thread

Most other sports are fairly well represented here and I thought we should have a hockey discussion thread, with the business end of the season looming and the following to discuss:

Olympic Hockey - who will win? Can Canada do it on home ice or will the Russians be too powerful? Can the Czechs or the Swedes pinch it? How will the Swiss do?

NLA - 2 games left in the regular season (after the Olympic break), will Bern crash out in the first round again? Anyone else hoping ZSC get stuffed? I'm hoping Zug get 3rd place but would settle for 4th and a series against ZSC.

NHL - just under a third of the regular season left and it's getting tight. The Caps look unstoppable (won 14 straight!) - can they keep it up and win the Stanley Cup? Will the Sharks bottle it again? Can the Pens be the first team in years to win back to back Cups?

Anyone else got a burning desire to talk hockey?!
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Old 10.02.2010, 13:40
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Most other sports are fairly well represented here and I thought we should have a hockey discussion thread, with the business end of the season looming and the following to discuss:

Olympic Hockey - who will win? Can Canada do it on home ice or will the Russians be too powerful? Can the Czechs or the Swedes pinch it? How will the Swiss do?

NLA - 2 games left in the regular season (after the Olympic break), will Bern crash out in the first round again? Anyone else hoping ZSC get stuffed? I'm hoping Zug get 3rd place but would settle for 4th and a series against ZSC.

NHL - just under a third of the regular season left and it's getting tight. The Caps look unstoppable (won 14 straight!) - can they keep it up and win the Stanley Cup? Will the Sharks bottle it again? Can the Pens be the first team in years to win back to back Cups?

Anyone else got a burning desire to talk hockey?!
NLA - Gottéron to face arch rivals SCB in the playoff and , yes, send them crashing out. Again.
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Old 10.02.2010, 13:43
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If Canada doesn't win, I will sleep with Brett's Mum.
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If Canada doesn't win, I will sleep with Brett's Mum.
Who is Brett`s mum ?

Canada plays Switzerland for the gold man and womens team.
the Ottawa senator gone win the Stanley cup
And now I go back to bead ,I am uncomfortable sleeping /dreaming in front of the monitor
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Old 10.02.2010, 13:56
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Switzerland plays hockey?!?!
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Answer my question first. Who is Brett`s mom

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Unfortunately the bankruptcy of HC Sierre is confirmed

http://www.nationalleague.ch/NL/aktu...30430_brz011_2

Sad news, never good when a club folds.
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Unfortunately the bankruptcy of HC Sierre is confirmed

http://www.nationalleague.ch/NL/aktu...30430_brz011_2

Sad news, never good when a club folds.
Ambri aren't looking too hot financially either .

Anyone been following the WM? the Swiss have already pulled off a couple of surprises by beating Sweden and Canada in their opening games . Tricky game against the Czechs today and then four seemingly easy ties against the demotion candidates. Looking good for the quarters already.
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Ambri aren't looking too hot financially either .

Anyone been following the WM? the Swiss have already pulled off a couple of surprises by beating Sweden and Canada in their opening games . Tricky game against the Czechs today and then four seemingly easy ties against the demotion candidates. Looking good for the quarters already.
Turned out not to be so tricky after all, a 5-2 win. Then a 7-1 demolition of Slowenia.

And without the NHL contingent as well.

Gotta say it, Hopp Schwiiz.
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Turned out not to be so tricky after all, a 5-2 win. Then a 7-1 demolition of Slowenia.

And without the NHL contingent as well.

Gotta say it, Hopp Schwiiz.
And now 6 for 6 and looking likely to top the group . The only unbeaten team in the tourny so far. I don't know what Sean Simpson is doing to get this team playing so well, but he's bloody well doing it right.
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Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread

Hey All

A bit last minute but going to the Bern match tonight. Any tips on where to sit please? Or stand?
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Most other sports are fairly well represented here and I thought we should have a hockey discussion thread, with the business end of the season looming and the following to discuss:

Olympic Hockey - who will win? Can Canada do it on home ice or will the Russians be too powerful? Can the Czechs or the Swedes pinch it? How will the Swiss do?

NLA - 2 games left in the regular season (after the Olympic break), will Bern crash out in the first round again? Anyone else hoping ZSC get stuffed? I'm hoping Zug get 3rd place but would settle for 4th and a series against ZSC.

NHL - just under a third of the regular season left and it's getting tight. The Caps look unstoppable (won 14 straight!) - can they keep it up and win the Stanley Cup? Will the Sharks bottle it again? Can the Pens be the first team in years to win back to back Cups?

Anyone else got a burning desire to talk hockey?!
Canada has to win. check the calendar to sign-up to watch the gold medal game on the 28th!

NLA? Are the Lebeau brothers still in the league? I think a team plays across the street from my office in Oerlikon.

NHL - I think the Habs have another 1993 run at it this year..
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Slava chose to play in the NLA over the NHL. Was always considered a bizarre decision.

If Canada can remain relaxed and have the grit to get past the US, gold should be achievable.
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Slava chose to play in the NLA over the NHL. Was always considered a bizarre decision.
I think european hockey was always more suited to his physique and technique. Have you seen him? He's tiny.
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Old 10.02.2010, 15:15
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I think european hockey was always more suited to his physique and technique. Have you seen him? He's tiny.
In '89, tiny players were still fine in the NHL. Just look at some of the players on Stanley Cup winning Flames that year. He was so good, I think he would have been fine regardless. A few very good tiny players have thrived despite the sudden increase in size in the 90s.
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In '89, tiny players were still fine in the NHL. Just look at some of the players on Stanley Cup winning Flames that year. He was so good, I think he would have been fine regardless. A few very good tiny players have thrived despite the sudden increase in size in the 90s.
Fair point, but also remember he was the by-product of a Soviet industrialist era and was a Soviet officer (played for CSKA Moscow), so maybe heading to the USA was not such an attractive option for him? I'm not sure, I'm just speculating and I have no doubt he would have thrived in the NHL. I had the luck to see him play in his last seasons at Gottéron and at times he was sublime to watch.
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Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread

I was in Beantown last night when the Bruins came back from a 4-1 deficit in the third period and won game 7 in overtime. The whole town went freaking nuts. (Sorry Martin) The Stanley Cup playoffs trumps all other sports. Period. Now I'm watching game one of L.A vs S.J which is starting off with tons of checks and hits followed by the occasional pass. I am not looking forward to coming back to CH next week, this is real hockey right here.
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Re: The (Ice) Hockey Thread

Finally, a place to talk hockey. I suppose I could have started it as well, but I'll leave all that tech-savvy stuff to Mikey.

Olympics - Canada is going to be in tough to capture the gold, but playing with home ice advantage is always nice, and if Luongo plays a game, the roof might blow off of GM Place. They have a good balanced lineup, although this Getzlaf injury is worrying. I see everyone is mentioning the Russians, but to me they are playing for 3rd place at best. Going with their 50/50 split of NHL/KHL players, not sure how that is going to work out. They have great goal-scoring, but their defense is suspect and with a goaltender known to choke in the first round of the playoffs (Nabokov..cough cough), I'm not sold. For me the real competition for Canada is Sweden. They have the team defense mentality and the Sedins are playing lights-out this year (see video below). The Swede's also play more of the style that wins games in this type of tournaments with Franzen (apparently was called by the coach to be put on the team?) and Homstrom in front, their PP is going to be unreal. I'll be hoping to see the Swiss make the quarters (maybe upset the Russians again?), but I can't believe they didn't add Nino Niederreiter, he was great at the WJHC. On the downside, the Swiss jerseys are unfortunately brutal.

I'll be in Vancouver (without hockey tickets, unless we can start a fund?) but maybe I'll post an update or two on the atmosphere.



NLA - I've been a bit remiss in following along thus far, definitely need to pay a bit more attention after the Olympics. But it seems Davos has picked it up in the last couple of weeks, so I'll be looking forward to the playoffs.

NHL - Ah yes, the bread and butter of my existence. Yeah, Washington was on fire, but it is about to be extinguished by the Sens! Can you tell I'm a fan? But seriously, with that 11 game unbeaten streak (12 of the last 13) by the Senators and then going into the break this weekend, I like their chances to take the division lead away from the Sabres (especially after Miller melts down at the Olympics). who have been sliding a bit. The Caps are definitely the class of the East right now, but during their streak they haven't played any great teams (other than the Pens twice, who they have handled, although both have been close), so I'm not sure if their style would win them a best of 7 series. Out west, the Hawks are looking good (better with Niemmi in nets) and I pick them over the Sharks and I am hoping the Canucks match up with them again in the playoffs (conference finals perhaps?). That would be a good series. And although I harbour more than the average amount of dislike for the Leafs, that was quite the series of trades they pulled off last week. Hopefully it pulls them out of the bottom five (although the outlook for them making the playoffs is bleak, not getting too generous here) and doesn't give the Bruins an extra lottery pick.

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Old 10.02.2010, 15:59
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The thing about the Swedes is that their national team is very cohesive. They care more about international tournaments than Canadians/Americans do, and as you say, they've got some players who could really shine at the tournament.

As always, will be interesting to follow.
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