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#1 goalie13

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:22 PM

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This is it, win or go home. Who honestly thought this game was going to be against Latvia?

Canada possible lines

Kunitz - Crosby - Carter
Duchene - Toews - Nash
Marleau - Getzlaf - Perry
Benn - Tavares - Bergeron
St. Louis

Keith - Weber
Bouwmeester - Pietrangelo
Vlasic - Doughty
Subban

Price
Luongo

Latvia possible Lines

Cipulis - Girgensons - Indrasis
Darzins - Daugavins - Karsums
Kenins - Berzins - Pavlovs
Jass - Sprukts - Stals

Kulda - Redlihs
Sotnieks - Rekis
Ozolinsh - Pujacs

Masalskis
Gudlevskis

Prediction: Canada 4 - Latvia 1
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:25 PM

5-0 Canada
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:28 PM

Kenins - Girgensons - Indrasis has been a line more often than not during the games i've seen. Kenins and Indrasis have been nearly inseparable, and they are not the top line.
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:29 PM

These guys gave the Swedes some trouble.

Not going to be an easy game.
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:34 PM

a couple plays from Kenins during the last game:


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:35 PM

Kenins - Girgensons - Indrasis has been a line more often than not during the games i've seen. Kenins and Indrasis have been nearly inseparable, and they are not the top line.


I haven't seen enough of the Latvian games. I just went off of a preview I found online.

I would be happy to fix it though.
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:35 PM

Since price is in net, we know for sure there will be at least one goal scored against Canada... I have no clue why they are going with him.
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:36 PM

Go Canada Go!

7-1 win! Crosby with 7 point game.
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:39 PM

Latvia knows how to defend, but they lack the individual quality. Canada will win, but kinda close imo
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:42 PM

i feel like canada has been set up to lose this tourney .....4 games in and their hardest opponent has been the fins.... you gotta get battled tested ... usa thumping us early in vancouver is what got everyone to pull their heads out of their asses ... ... russia and usa have been playing far better hockey vs better opponents...
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:47 PM

I don't know if its just me; but in my eyesthe pressure is fully on the coaching staff. We know how Latvia is going to play, they're going to trap it. To me its up to coaching staff now to come up with a gameplan or a system that can beat the latvians, we have the best players in world to work with, they should be able to find some way we can get some quality chances and not just shoot from the outside.If they can't figure that out thats a big fail for our coaches.
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:50 PM

Wow I'm surprised Switzerland lost to Latvia,

AND I'M MAJOR PISSED SLOVAKIA LOST TO CZECH REPUBLIC!
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:58 PM

AND I'M MAJOR PISSED SLOVAKIA LOST TO CZECH REPUBLIC!

Why? Everyone knew they weren't going anywhere. Their brave face shown against Cze was golf clap-worthy. That's about it.


Ted Nolan's lifesucking style will make this close, but Latvia doesn't have the horses.
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:58 PM

Definitely a surprise but don't overlook anyone ... it would be a helluva embarrassment if we went home because of Latvia, laughing stock of the world. It could happen on a 2-1 OT or shootout if it came to that.

3-1 Canada advances
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 01:02 PM

Since price is in net, we know for sure there will be at least one goal scored against Canada... I have no clue why they are going with him.


You don't understand hockey basics? :)

Or likely deliberately choosing not to see the quite obvious logic applied to the situation.

Edited by Dogbyte, 18 February 2014 - 01:06 PM.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 01:05 PM

i understand that lou is the incumbent goalie, and has looked a lot more comfortable than price has, and he has the better stats.

Edited by avelanch, 18 February 2014 - 01:05 PM.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 01:46 PM

4-1 Canada
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 01:48 PM

i understand that lou is the incumbent goalie, and has looked a lot more comfortable than price has, and he has the better stats.


I'm not sure what you are basing that on. Price has let in two goals, both deflections........he's looked fine in net. I actually thought Luongo had a good game, and made some good stops, but the Canadian staff said, all along, they were going with the goalie who had the hot hand during the reg season, that's Price, no contest. You're mad because they stuck to their word?
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 01:54 PM

6-1 Canada
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 02:03 PM

Since Ted Nolan is coaching the Latvians I'm going to be rooting for Latvia. With that being said, Latvia has no chance of winning. Canada will beat Latvia. My prediction, Canada will win 5-0.

Edited by SabreFan1, 18 February 2014 - 02:03 PM.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 02:09 PM

i feel like canada has been set up to lose this tourney .....4 games in and their hardest opponent has been the fins.... you gotta get battled tested ... usa thumping us early in vancouver is what got everyone to pull their heads out of their asses ... ... russia and usa have been playing far better hockey vs better opponents...


Honestly, I haven't been all that impressed with either team and each one is weak on d, and aside from the game aaginst each other, they haven't had any tougher opponents than Canada. I think Canada has looked good, they just haven't scored.
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 02:09 PM

Kenins :towel:
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 02:13 PM

5-1 Canada...no shutout with Price in net. He's looked awful bad with his rebound control...still a head scratcher but hey, hope he plays well and can get the wins for Canada.
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 03:18 PM

I'm not sure what you are basing that on. Price has let in two goals, both deflections........he's looked fine in net. I actually thought Luongo had a good game, and made some good stops, but the Canadian staff said, all along, they were going with the goalie who had the hot hand during the reg season, that's Price, no contest. You're mad because they stuck to their word?

price was the cause of his first goal with his behind the net giveaway, and had he been in proper position he would have stopped that puck instead of letting it squeak through between his arm and his body. he got rattled and never recovered on the play (and we NEVER should have had a goal against in that game). he's also had horrible re-bound control, and when we face stiffer competition that is going to bite canada in the ass.
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 03:24 PM

Canada should easily beat Latvia no matter who is the goaltender. Its the next game Canada should be worried about. It would most likely be USA and I think we will lose that one.
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 03:25 PM

Latvia with the upset!
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 03:29 PM

7-0 canada

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 03:33 PM

hope we win 5-3
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 03:40 PM

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As we’ve said all along, Team Canada wanted Price to be the starter in the medal round. He passed the tests he was given the first round, dealing with both the larger ice and the Olympic spotlight. Luongo has the experience and the gold medal, but Price has the confidence of the team’s braintrust.



ok....

So they don't have confidence in the guy that won them Gold

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 03:51 PM

No goals from Crosby, Toews, Tavares, Perry, Marleau, Nash, Kunitz, Duchene, St. Louis, Bergeron and Sharp and all you people can talk about is the goaltending?

If Canada doesn't win gold, it won't be because of Carey Price.

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