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sequins
01-04-2012, 03:19 AM
and another.:(
Funny the 2 teams that had a rest yesterday look like they'll be playing for bronze.

AragornElessar
01-04-2012, 04:38 AM
Well...They didn't lie down and give up, but...

Stupid penalties killed us and I *knew* if that wasn't cleaned up before tonight, it'd come back to bite us. Sure enough... :(

quintia
01-04-2012, 01:56 PM
That Canada/Russia game was awesome and completely bananas.

professordeb
01-04-2012, 03:06 PM
Methinks we should learn to sell penalties better, especially when hit by one of our own players. Stay down on the ice til a whistle goes. Follow an official and MAKE them look at the "blood" on your face. The officiating stank - again.

Canada needed to play 60 minutes of their kind of hockey. They looked scared and then gave up goals. We also need a goaltender or two who can WIN and come up with big and outstanding saves when needed. Seemed neither of our two shone in that department compared to the Russian goalie.

Kudos for finally figuring out how to find the back of the net. Unfortunately, it was too little too late. Needed to have found that touch early. If Canada had gotten that first goal, it might have been different. I also think it might have made a big difference if we would have had availble to us those young men playing in the NHL whose teams wouldn't let them compete in this tournament. Shoulda, coulda, woulda. I know.

Anyway, go get that bronze boys. Still proud of the way you played.

sequins
01-04-2012, 03:34 PM
and another.:(
Funny the 2 teams that had a rest yesterday look like they'll be playing for bronze.

That is until I woke up today and realized Finland didn't win:shuffle:I think I felt so bad for them losing the 2-0 lead and in the shootout that I blocked the Swedish win out. Oh well. Nice try Canada. I must admit I thought we'd pack it in I'm proud of them they didn't and almost pulled it off. Now go for bronze!

WildRose
01-04-2012, 04:20 PM
You can't win 'em all, and unfortunately Team Canada came up short against a good team at the wrong time. They never gave up though, and I'm proud of them for fighting so hard and coming back like they did - that was an amazing 3rd period of hockey.

Buzz
01-04-2012, 04:24 PM
A big bummer to loose at home but oh well at least they went down fighting. :(

Jenny
01-04-2012, 06:09 PM
Sigh.

Habs
01-05-2012, 05:36 PM
Six months ago, tickets were impossible to get. Today, people are giving away tickets to the gold medal game. Sigh.

Canada may not be playing but it's still good hockey worth seeing. Mr. Habs and I were at a Sweden vs. Canada pre-tourney game and it was fantastic. In fact, I remember saying the Swedes would win it all. :shuffle:

ETA: Yup, I did:


I think the Swedes are serious contenders to win this year. Just... wow.

sequins
01-05-2012, 11:15 PM
Congrats on the bronze guys. You played great.

quintia
01-05-2012, 11:58 PM
Congrats on the bronze, Canada!

sequins
01-06-2012, 04:01 AM
and congrats to Sweden! 31 years! In OT. They deserve it and the crowds at these championships deserve a gold medal as well. Sweden's skating around with the trophy and the place is still packed. Great job Alberta!

AragornElessar
01-08-2012, 01:20 AM
To all of those people who either sold their Gold Medal Game tickets or are like my Brother in Law and didn't watch since Team Canada wasn't playing...Boy, did they ever lose out or what on Thursday night?

That was a CLASSIC!!! I also have to say I never thought I'd see the day when a hockey player would jump so high as to nearly clear the glass, but that lad from Sweden who scored their Golden Goal came pretty darned close. :D

I also understand the Russians were disappointed. I mean...It's only human to be upset to lose the Gold Medal Game, especially when it happens 1~0, but...*but*...You've still won a Medal, you've played in a game that's going to be talked about for *years* and you're also representing your Country, so you accept that Medal w/pride and class. What you don't do, is just take your Silver Medal from the people who hand it to you and not wear it and skate off pouting. They all did that too. From the Support staff to the Coaches to the Players. Not a single member of that team put on their Silver Medals, but held them loosely in their hands.

I wanted to reach through the screen and shake the whole lot of them. Congratulations to them on keeping up the impression that when Russians lose something, they're poor sports about it. What a disgusting shame.

And then on the flip side, there's Team Canada who not only accepted their Bronze Medals w/class, but also w/joy. As the one player I saw interviewed said, it might not be the Gold Medal, but it's *still* a medal and how many hockey players would love to have a Medal of any colour from a World Championships? They even did a Team Photo after the Medal Ceremony.

Now that's how you act when you end up earning a medal that's not the Gold and Congratulations not only to the Team, but also to Don Hay and his staff. You can't tell me that he didn't sit them down and give them a bit of a talk about how to treat that Bronze Medal Game at some point between the Semi and the Bronze Medal Game. It's not his first World Jrs as a Coach and I'm so glad he was asked back, as I really do believe his experience truly came through to help out the Team after losing that Semi.

Well...Another World Jrs over and done w/and what a couple of weeks it's been too. Huge Kudos to Edmonton and Calgary for being awesome hosts!!! Alberta, ya did good!! :D

Just one thing I'm still wondering about though...I wonder if Sweden's still suffering from the after effects of the Party from the other day? ;) :D

professordeb
01-08-2012, 01:49 AM
I don't know if anyone read an article before the medal games but I did and wonder how if affected the Canadian boys. It was entitled "Walk of Shame" ... off to see if I can find it. Ahhh, yes, here it is (http://www.theobserver.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3425309) and the part that hurt to read was this

It was 11:30 a.m. when Team Canada was forced to suffer their first group humiliation of the day.
They had to make The Walk of Shame.
It was at the magnificent new WinSport complex at Canada Olympic Park, where the team held their selection camp in the 2,800-seat showcase rink, and where their state-of-the art dressing-room facilities are located.
The IIHF decreed the gold medal game teams have the use of the two feature sheets in the new four-rink, $345-million complex where all four practices were held simultaneously.
So the Canadian teenagers, who lost the gold medal game qualifier the night before, were forced to schlep past the Swedes in the feature rink, traipse past the Russians who beat them the night before, and even had to trudge past their bronze medal game opponents from Finland to reach the sheet of ice where beer-league and minor hockey teams are the biggest user groups.

I would think this was rather humbling and I had wondered why they got the "fourth" ice pad rather than Finland. Not that Finland didn't deserve it, just wondered how TPTB deemed who got which pad.

AragornElessar
01-08-2012, 06:53 AM
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her husband Prince Daniel are expecting their first child in March and they and her brother Prince Carl Philip welcomed the Swedish Jrs home yesterday. The Team also gave Victoria and Daniel a gift for the new little Prince or Princess...

Swedish Royals welcome home 2012 World Jr Champions (http://gfx.aftonbladet-cdn.se/image/14178808/800/normal/191e471b6752f/dwSCAN1500.jpg)

Awww....:D