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#41 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:49 AM

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Finland trails Sweden 5-3 at the end of the second. Armia with two of the three Finnish goals in the period.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:10 AM

Canada vs Russia live on NHL Network. Makarov in goal for Russia.

Note on Makarov:

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Makarov Note: Final 2 games in the WHL before WJC, he had shutouts, 3 of past 5 WHL games with Saskatoon were shutouts

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 31 December 2012 - 09:27 AM.


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:28 AM

Grigorenko seems to be creating a chance every time he's on the ice. Subban is playing fantastic though--he's made at least a handful of tremendous saves.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:36 AM

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WATCH: Joel Armia scores a pair of power play goals in Finland's Monday loss to rival Sweden >>

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:40 AM

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WATCH: Joel Armia scores a pair of power play goals in Finland's Monday loss to rival Sweden >> http://www.youtube.c...v=P5HM8DAwaA0 …

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He also took an offensive zone penalty with ~3 mins left when they were only down by 1. Sweden scored on the ensuing PP and iced the game. Lots to like about his game, but from what I've been reading, also some infuriating inconsistency. He really is the next Vanek :P

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:43 AM

He also took an offensive zone penalty with ~3 mins left when they were only down by 1. Sweden scored on the ensuing PP and iced the game. Lots to like about his game, but from what I've been reading, also some infuriating inconsistency. He really is the next Vanek :P


You mean he's Lazy? :unsure:

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:46 AM

You mean he's Lazy? :unsure:


Well streaky is a synonym for lazy, didn't you know? ;)

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:56 AM

Well streaky is a synonym for lazy, didn't you know? ;)


Sounds like Grigorenko and Armia will make up two thirds of a future "Lazy Line" :lol:

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 31 December 2012 - 10:57 AM.


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:10 AM

Sounds like Grigorenko and Armia will make up two thirds of a future "Lazy Line" :lol:


Shame Armia is a RW...Stafford will feel so left out not being a part of that line.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:15 AM

Makarov giving the Russians a chance with 40 plus saves to Subbans 20ish but this game is done with 1 minute left. Canada wins another tough contest.

Penalty shot for Russia with 19 seconds to go at 4-1 Canada. Misses wide.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:18 AM

It's really weird watching Nugent-Hopkins in a junior tournament when he's already had a full season in the NHL. Just doesn't sit right with me.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:28 AM

It's really weird watching Nugent-Hopkins in a junior tournament when he's already had a full season in the NHL. Just doesn't sit right with me.


Has this happened before ? I may be wrong but I don't think they changed the rules for him.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:32 AM

Has this happened before ? I may be wrong but I don't think they changed the rules for him.


Yea I don't think the rules were altered for him, he just "lucked-out" with the lockout. If this has happened before, it's probably limited to 04 and maybe 94.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:33 AM

Has this happened before ? I may be wrong but I don't think they changed the rules for him.


Patrice Bergeron in 2005, for one. And it doesn't sit right with me, either.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:39 AM

He's 19 and its officially the last year he's allowed. Why wouldn't you make room for this kid. I'm sure every team in this tournament would do the same.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:42 AM

He's 19 and its officially the last year he's allowed. Why wouldn't you make room for this kid. I'm sure every team in this tournament would do the same.


My issue isn't with what team Canada did at all, they'd be borderline retarded not to include him. My problem is with allowing somebody who has completed a full pro season to play in a junior tournament. IMO if a player goes pro, they should be ineligible for junior play.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:58 AM

My issue isn't with what team Canada did at all, they'd be borderline retarded not to include him. My problem is with allowing somebody who has completed a full pro season to play in a junior tournament. IMO if a player goes pro, they should be ineligible for junior play.


I get what you're saying. Its a problem with the rules. The way they're set up this benefits one team over the other teams in the tournament simply because players of his caliber with his birthdate come along once in a generation ( and in a lockout season ). Kind of a perfect storm. This time benefitting Canada over the others. Next time one of the others? I agree. The rules should be changed so everyones on a level playing field.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:57 PM

It's really weird watching Nugent-Hopkins in a junior tournament when he's already had a full season in the NHL. Just doesn't sit right with me.

I agree!

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:58 PM

My issue isn't with what team Canada did at all, they'd be borderline retarded not to include him. My problem is with allowing somebody who has completed a full pro season to play in a junior tournament. IMO if a player goes pro, they should be ineligible for junior play.


I'll add to my earlier statement by saying it should be no different for the olympics. I've always felt when they opened it up to pro players the olympics lost something of their original intent.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:44 PM

Yikes

http://i.imgur.com/6XD5j.gif

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:49 PM

I'll add to my earlier statement by saying it should be no different for the olympics. I've always felt when they opened it up to pro players the olympics lost something of their original intent.


I agree. Good luck getting that approved though.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:06 PM

It's really weird watching Nugent-Hopkins in a junior tournament when he's already had a full season in the NHL. Just doesn't sit right with me.


Is he that much of a difference maker? He's only got 11 points in 4 games.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

Is he that much of a difference maker? He's only got 11 points in 4 games.


Hilarious

Yikes

http://i.imgur.com/6XD5j.gif


I'd expect a suspension, no?

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:15 PM

Hilarious



I'd expect a suspension, no?


:flirt:

Or at least a reach around. jeez.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:15 PM

Is he that much of a difference maker? He's only got 11 points in 4 games.


That's it? What a scrub!

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:35 AM

USA wins 7-0. They play Canada next.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:33 AM

Russia vs Switzerland going to OT. Grigs is awesome.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

Grigs failed to score in the SO... still going on now.

Grigs scored in his second shootout attempt though

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

Grigs scores shootout goal, Russia wins.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:48 AM

Great game for Grigs with a goal and an assist. Dangerous all game long. Great deke on the 2nd Shootout goal. Player of the Game for Russia!!!

Russia vs Sweden in the Semis.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:52 AM

That shootout goal reminded me of watching him get 3 goals in a row at Development camp.

Ours! all ours!!!!!

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:13 PM

So is Makarov gonna be our new savior?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

Grigorenko shootout goal



Sweet hands.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

Grigs Highlights from today:

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 02 January 2013 - 02:41 PM.


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:40 PM

Oh baby this guy is awesome!

Minimum 10 GMs are kicking their own ass.

Yeahhhh.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:41 PM

Armia Update:

http://www.sabrespro...ce-germans.html



McCabe Update:

http://www.sabrespro...ns-advance.html

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 02 January 2013 - 05:46 PM.


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

I'll ask those who follow these things more closely, but has there ever been an IIHF World Junior Championship with so many Sabres prospects impressing in such conspicuous ways?

GO SABRES!!!

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

It almost makes me root for Russia.

So, who's getting up early this morning?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:00 PM

I'm staying up. For sure.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:10 PM

So, who's getting up early this morning?


I am. Can't wait. Go USA!