World Junior Hockey

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  1. Buzz363

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    World Junior Hockey. How do your teams stack up?? Canada better beat those commies this year.
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    US was downright embarrassing last year.

    I saw a few games when they were in Saskatoon last, and I wish the tourney was more widely televised down here. Some really great hockey - more so this year, with the 19 yo kids who would be in the NHL, all playing.
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    TSN is showing Canada Germany Live at 0130 Pacific time then Russia Slovakia at 0600. Of course it's our National Winter sport/religion.
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  4. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    I missed the game, but it'll be on again later today. Getting 9 goals is good but giving up 3 to a weak team, not so much, but it's a good start.
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    My daughter stayed up to watch it. I was up before 5 to work today so I missed it live. I see Jenner is staying with he team despite his suspension.
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    USA and Russia live streaming right now on NHL.com.

    These guys can all really skate, great hockey to watch.
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  7. Maggot12

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    Pretty good game, although I find the Russians to be a selfish team, with a lot of individual play at least in this game.

    Canada played one of the worst periods of hockey that I can remember in this tournament, they woke up though and pulled off a good win. Big games coming up to meet the USA squad and the Russians on NYs EVE.
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    Looks like Canada, Russia and USA but I have been surprised at some poor play by all 3. I thought that Russia was all over the Slovak team but were luck to win. I do love the large ice surface. The reffing not so much.
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    So far I am unimpressed by my decision to wake up in the middle of the night to watch hockey.
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  11. Maggot12

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    Good game, always nail bitting near the end. Big win for Canada.

    Time to go back to bed.......
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    Got exciting at the end, lot's of penalties. Great goaltending at both ends. Wonder when we'll see Subban in a Bruins jersey.
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    More coherent thoughts on the USA team now that I've slept some and had some coffee:

    Forwards are undersized, which hurts the forecheck. Seth Jones stood out to me on the blue line, calm, measured, effective. The goalie had a great game.

    If they get the same goaltending tmrw, and get just a little more offense, they should have a good result. Hard to imagine the Slovak goalie playing as well as Subban did, I thought he was superb.

    Gotta get my ass up early to watch the Slovakia game tomorrow.
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    Great game. Both goalies played well.

    It will be interesting to see if refs continue to mother the Europussies. Russians will be diving all over the ice no doubt.
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    I woke up partway thru the first period of USA vs. Slovakia and the US was already up 4-1.

    It was never close, as Slovakia had no interest in defending the high slot or the middle of the neutral zone, and the US just skated wherever they pleased. Not a good tune-up for the next round, as it was sloppy, soft, hockey that encouraged selfish play.

    I'm not optimistic. :nah
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  16. Maggot12

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    A near perfect Canadian hockey game. Outshot the Russians 48-22, with the Russians only getting 4 shots in the third. Most of the game was played in the Russian corners, and Subban is getting stronger every game.

    The Russians don't play a good team game, not many rushes, but lots of trying to cherry pick, especially Yakapov.

    Canada will face the winner of the US-Czech game in the semi.
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    Watching the game this morning left me feeling very hopeful for the Bruins future. Hamilton and Subban looked insane.
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  18. Maggot12

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    Looks to be a couple of good future NHLers for sure.
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    USA beat CZE this morning.

    Rematch, bitches!

    I'll be wakin' up early tomorrow. :freaky
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  20. Maggot12

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    It'll be a good one. I'll say 5-1 Canada. Tough to get up by 4 after drinking and going to bed at 2.
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