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#41 apuszczalowski

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 05:07 PM

The refs tried hard to get Canada back into by calling a 5 min major, and then a minor with just under 2 mins left in the first penalty. Of course Canada scores to make it 2-1, but just a few mins later USA buries one to go back up by 2.
This USA team would beat the Sabres right now. They give 110% for 60 mins.

yeah, but Latvia would also stand a good chance at beating the Sabres too....

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 05:12 PM

They have better jerseys too. Man, those are beautiful.


They are nice and I love how they never change them. Only bad thing is they remind me of the Rangers jerseys.

yeah, but Latvia would also stand a good chance at beating the Sabres too....


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 05:22 PM

yeah, but Latvia would also stand a good chance at beating the Sabres too....


The Sabres have too many Latvian on the roster to be any good.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 05:32 PM

That Greenway kid has got game.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 05:57 PM

Merry New Year!!!!


Edited by ubkev, 31 December 2016 - 05:58 PM.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 06:03 PM

Seriously, where did the tournament directors find these canuckleheads to try to raise the American flag after the game? What a buncha ultramaroons. :P

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 06:08 PM

Finland is in trouble now. Shameful really.



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Posted 31 December 2016 - 06:11 PM

Finland is in trouble now. Shameful really.


Hard to believe the defending champs are now in the relegation round. Latvia probably in trouble.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 07:44 PM

That Greenway kid has got game.

 

Tons of it.  I want him in Blue and Gold.


Merry New Year!!!!

 

Holy ###### that's the principal from The Breakfast Club, isn't it?



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Posted 31 December 2016 - 08:34 PM

Tons of it. I want him in Blue and Gold.


Holy ###### that's the principal from The Breakfast Club, isn't it?


Yup

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 11:53 PM

Tons of it.  I want him in Blue and Gold.


Me too. He is one big f'n power forward. 6'5", 230 lbs. And he's from just around the corner - Canton, NY. Unfortunately, I don't think Minnesota is letting him go anywhere.

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 09:37 PM

That game was freaking awesome. I hope USA can do it again when it matters. They seem to always beat Canada the first time and lose in an elimination game. No proof for that, too lazy. Just what it feels like. 

 

Oh, and the hockey is great. Phenomenal. But no way can NHL teams ever play like that and expect to last a full season. That's why tournaments are so fun, though. 10 games to go absolutely nuts.



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Posted 02 January 2017 - 04:07 PM

Alex with his tournament leading 10th point.

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 04:38 PM

And another goal. Another multipoint game. 11 points in 4.5 games so far.

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 05:53 PM

And another goal. Another multipoint game. 11 points in 4.5 games so far.


Asplund had 4 helpers today. I'm intrigued with him. Hopefully it transfers to the NHL.

That game was freaking awesome. I hope USA can do it again when it matters. They seem to always beat Canada the first time and lose in an elimination game. No proof for that, too lazy. Just what it feels like. 
 
Oh, and the hockey is great. Phenomenal. But no way can NHL teams ever play like that and expect to last a full season. That's why tournaments are so fun, though. 10 games to go absolutely nuts.


I share your observation. USA has trouble in the games that count against Canada at multiple levels.

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 05:54 PM

And another goal. Another multipoint game. 11 points in 4.5 games so far.


He's going to be in the NHL next season, and I'm not going to think any different regardless of how many times people tell me his body isn't ready.

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 06:07 PM

He's going to be in the NHL next season, and I'm not going to think any different regardless of how many times people tell me his body isn't ready.


Maybe but I'm wondering why his game works for WJC but is pedestrian for the AHL.

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 06:12 PM

Maybe but I'm wondering why his game works for WJC but is pedestrian for the AHL.


Well, playing against other 18 year olds is going to be easier. But I think this is a good spot to snark about the Amerks playing Bylsma's system.

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 06:16 PM

Maybe but I'm wondering why his game works for WJC but is pedestrian for the AHL.


But that's completely normal for someone who is playing in his first pro season, against grown men for the first time. It'll just take some time for him to get adjusted. And to continue to get bigger and add more muscle.

Furthermore, 17 points in 29 games is a good AHL start. Against his peers, in the WJC, he is dominant. That's a good sign.

Well, playing against other 18 year olds is going to be easier. But I think this is a good spot to snark about the Amerks playing Bylsma's system.


And that.

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 08:26 PM

Nylander's leading the tourney in scoring and his stats are no mirage.
They haven't been inflated by a blowout game, he's scoring at even strength and he's riding on nobody's coattails.

He's produced a lot and consistently: five goals in five games, at least two points each game and 11 points overall.
He hasn't been passenger, he has made a key play on virtually all his points.
For those who care, he's also leading the tourney with a +10

Couldn't ask for much more.

Edited by dudacek, 02 January 2017 - 08:56 PM.


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Posted 02 January 2017 - 08:54 PM

Nylander's leading the tourney in scoring and his stats are no mirage.
They haven't been inflated by a blowout game, he's scoring at even strength and he's riding on nobody's coattails.
 
He's produced a lot and consistently: five goals in five games, at least two points each game and 11 points overall.
He hasn't been  passenger, he has made the key play on virtually all his goals.
For those who care, he's also leading the tourney with a +10
 
Couldn't ask for much more.

awesome

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 09:02 PM

Nylander's leading the tourney in scoring and his stats are no mirage.
They haven't been inflated by a blowout game, he's scoring at even strength and he's riding on nobody's coattails.
He's produced a lot and consistently: five goals in five games, at least two points each game and 11 points overall.
He hasn't been passenger, he has made a key play on virtually all his points.
For those who care, he's also leading the tourney with a +10
Couldn't ask for much more.


Gonna have to watch him Wednesday against the Czechs. :P

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 09:56 PM

Or maybe it will be the Canadians.

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 10:26 PM

Nylander's leading the tourney in scoring and his stats are no mirage.
They haven't been inflated by a blowout game, he's scoring at even strength and he's riding on nobody's coattails.

He's produced a lot and consistently: five goals in five games, at least two points each game and 11 points overall.
He hasn't been passenger, he has made a key play on virtually all his points.
For those who care, he's also leading the tourney with a +10

Couldn't ask for much more.

 

Giddy.

 

The only word I could come up with that best describes how I felt after reading your post.

 

Thank you for that.



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Posted 02 January 2017 - 11:04 PM

Giddy.

 

The only word I could come up with that best describes how I felt after reading your post.

 

Thank you for that.

Giddy-up ! I feel the same.



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Posted 03 January 2017 - 08:43 AM

Nylander with 2 more points, 11 in 5 to lead the tournament.
Asplund has 7 in 5 for a top ten spot.

I love watching this tournament but I'm saddened about pinning hope on prospects, has a tank feel to things. The Sabres are hurting and making it difficult to think we can make the playoffs.

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 09:26 AM

So, USA-RUS rematch in Semifinal #1, Wednesday at 3pm.  And CAN-SWE in Semi #2 at 7:30pm



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Posted 03 January 2017 - 09:56 AM

Canadians are going to have their hands full for sure.  I've watched most of Sweden's games and they are a great hockey team.  Nylander and Eriksson Ek lead the way but they are a really deep team.  Asplund has played his role perfectly and guys like Grundstrom and Dalen have been very good as well. 

 

I think True is right about Nylander.  He has a real good look at making the Sabres out of camp next fall.  He doesn't win a ton of board battles but he's just so smart with the puck and has such a great shot.  Nylander on a line with Eichel would be magic.  Pure magic.  Let's hope he can take this momentum back to Rochester and have a nice second half run.



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:31 PM

Уже Россия 1 Америка 0...

Теперь 1-1!

Edited by Eleven, 04 January 2017 - 03:34 PM.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:34 PM

Уже Россия 1 Америка 0...


All tied up.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:35 PM

How good does Keller look?

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:35 PM

All tied up.


Да.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:56 PM

That game was freaking awesome. I hope USA can do it again when it matters. They seem to always beat Canada the first time and lose in an elimination game. No proof for that, too lazy. Just what it feels like


They may not get the chance, losing 2-1 to the Vodka Distillers.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:12 PM

Edit: 2-2.

Scratch that

3-2 good guys

Edited by Cygnus X 1, 04 January 2017 - 04:24 PM.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:34 PM

The Gatorade food commercials with all the schmucks rocking out a capella with their mouths full is more annoying than the girls voice in the Panera bread commercials.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:37 PM

Уже Россия 1 Америка 0...

Теперь 1-1!

Are we going back to Russian Sabrespace?

 

I call Eichkelpov!



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:56 PM

Balls......USA gets stopped on a penalty shot, 30 seconds later Russia scores. 3-3 with 13 minutes left

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:19 PM

Ugh....going to OT. 10 min sudden death. If still tied they will go to a 5 round shootout.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:26 PM

Are we going back to Russian Sabrespace?

I call Eichkelpov!

Dibs on McCabeachev

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:44 PM

Shootout time. All I can say is thank God Lehner isn't in net.

So far looks like a Sabres shootout.

Edited by Cygnus X 1, 04 January 2017 - 05:44 PM.