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Post#1 » by NeverGoingToWin » Sat Apr 28, 2007 4:41 am

http://live82.ihwc.net/english/

Russia would appear to be the favourite because they are the only team that has most of their superstars playing. Oveckhin,Kovalchuk, and Malkin are all playing.
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Post#2 » by NeverGoingToWin » Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:09 pm

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/article. ... 23436_4440

Shea Weber is suspended for 3 games.
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Post#3 » by Mr Swagtastic » Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:54 pm

Russia has the best team on paper but no chemstry = no real shot at winning. Look at the USA mens basketball program you could have a starting five of Kidd or Chris Paul/LeBron James/Carmelo Anthony/Garnett/Howard or Amare and they would still loose and have proven it.

I hope Canada wins this one, Jonathan Toews is going to be huge for the Blackhawks and is one of the more complete players in the league.
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Post#4 » by UTMCretin » Tue May 1, 2007 3:00 am

Canada has Rick Nash. Canada is thusly invincible. I rest my case
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Post#5 » by ajaX82 » Tue May 1, 2007 4:00 am

UTMCretin wrote:Canada has Rick Nash. Canada is thusly invincible. I rest my case


Im also a huge Nash fan. I bet he tears it up
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Post#6 » by NeverGoingToWin » Tue May 1, 2007 5:20 pm

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/article. ... 15919_5788

Dion Phaneuf will suit up for Canada at the IIHF world championship.


This is really good news because I feel like our defence is our biggest weakness.
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Post#7 » by UTMCretin » Wed May 2, 2007 5:03 am

AirCanada_1515 wrote:http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/article.jsp?content=20070430_215919_5788

Dion Phaneuf will suit up for Canada at the IIHF world championship.


This is really good news because I feel like our defence is our biggest weakness.


Oooo, but what about his teammate Jerome Iginla? I bet he's playing, right? Iginla never misses this sort of thing, he bleeds patriotism out every pore.
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Post#8 » by NeverGoingToWin » Wed May 2, 2007 8:07 pm

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Oooo, but what about his teammate Jerome Iginla? I bet he's playing, right? Iginla never misses this sort of thing, he bleeds patriotism out every pore.


He is not playing because he has an injury.
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Post#9 » by NeverGoingToWin » Thu May 3, 2007 7:15 pm

http://live82.ihwc.net/english/article/ ... artId=2589

In the first major setback for a top team at this year's tournament, the Czech Republic suffered a power outage, getting shut out 2-0 by the Germans at Mytischi Arena on Thursday night. For the Germans, it was the first World Championship win over the Czechs since Moscow 1986.
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Post#10 » by ajaX82 » Thu May 3, 2007 7:33 pm

^ Wow, the Germans??? That is quite a surprise
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Post#11 » by NeverGoingToWin » Fri May 4, 2007 5:39 pm

http://live82.ihwc.net/english/article/ ... artId=2594

Canadian captain Shane Doan's actions spoke louder than words on Friday afternoon in Moscow, as he led his team to a 6-3 win over Belarus with a natural hat trick in a span of 6:35 in the second period. His goals came shorthanded, on the power play, and at even strength. The win leaves Canada atop Group F with nine points.


I am so happy to see he got a hat trick because of all the garbage he is going through at the moment.
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Post#12 » by UTMCretin » Sat May 5, 2007 2:03 am

Too bad France doesn't have a team. Doan would just demolish them
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Post#13 » by NeverGoingToWin » Sun May 6, 2007 5:22 pm

http://live82.ihwc.net/english/article/ ... artId=2621

To the delight of the flag-waving fans that packed Khodynka Arena, Russia beat Switzerland 6-3, despite the ejection of superstar Alexander Ovechkin for a nasty hit on forward Valentin Wirz in the first period.

After serving a too many men on the ice minor for Russia in the first period, Ovechkin stepped out of the penalty box and laid a high hit on Wirz, who went down in a heap and slid over the Russian blueline. Wirz was assisted off by the Swiss trainers, and Ovechkin was assessed a major and game misconduct for the hit to the head at 8:42. There will be an extraordinary meeting of the IIHF Directorate at 11:30 pm Moscow time to determine whether there will be additional disciplinary action. Check IHWC.NET for an update.
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Post#14 » by NeverGoingToWin » Sun May 6, 2007 7:43 pm

http://live82.ihwc.net/english/article/ ... artId=2627

Eric Staal scored at 0:23 of overtime to give Canada a dramatic 4-3 win over the Czech Republic at Mytischi on May 6. The overtime result means that the Czechs advance to the quarter-finals, avoiding the ignominy of recording their worst finish since 1930.

Canada finishes the Qualifying Round with a game against the USA on Monday at Mytischi, which will determine first place in Group F.
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Post#15 » by UTMCretin » Sun May 6, 2007 9:45 pm

Say goodbye to the Czech-ers then. Too bad Jagr and Straka had to be spoilsports and actually make it to the second round
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Post#16 » by NeverGoingToWin » Sun May 6, 2007 11:59 pm

It is official and Ovechkin has been suspended for 1 game.

http://www.tsn.ca/canadian_hockey/news_ ... 1&hubname=
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Post#17 » by Mr Swagtastic » Mon May 7, 2007 4:18 pm

Great to see Canada tearing it up, just wish Sidney Crosby was on our team. Looks like we have the gold medal on lock this year.
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Post#18 » by NeverGoingToWin » Mon May 7, 2007 5:20 pm

Sweden and Russia are going to be our biggest competition and Canada is currently leading the US 4-0 in the 2nd period. We scored 8 seconds into the game and Jack Johnson is playing forward in this game.
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Post#19 » by NeverGoingToWin » Mon May 7, 2007 5:26 pm

Eric Cole just hurt his knee and it looks like it could be bad.
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Post#20 » by NeverGoingToWin » Mon May 7, 2007 7:18 pm

http://live82.ihwc.net/english/article/ ... artId=2639

Here are the matchups for the 2007 quarter-finals:

May 9

Russia vs. Czech Republic, 08.15 am
Sweden vs. Slovakia, 12.15 pm

May 10

Canada vs. Switzerland, 08.15 am
USA vs. Finland, 12.15 pm

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