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Re: 2010 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GERMANY

Post by Moominpappa » 06 May 2010, 10:57

Wolfie: did you remember the picture of Kimi and Foppa :lol:
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Re: 2010 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GERMANY

Post by LadyR » 06 May 2010, 11:02

Wolfie wrote:Tomorrow, it's Finland-Denmark :drool:




Oh bugger.....will only get the coverage of Germany-USA... :<>: Nah, it's okay, it's German channel....so then coverage GER-FIN will be sure, that's good! :lol:
But thx! :)

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Re: 2010 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GERMANY

Post by Wolfie » 06 May 2010, 11:02

LOL
To be changed soon - rko281, where are you??? LOL

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Re: 2010 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GERMANY

Post by momo » 06 May 2010, 11:04

Wolfie wrote:
momo wrote:ImageImage

FORZA FINLANDIA!!!


Oh, that's sweet of you Momo :hug:

But what happens when it's Finland-Italy?

Will we get :<>:

It can get ugly, ask Claudie what it was like when it was Finland-Sweden :blush:

We don't mind losing as long as we beat Sweden :n


Only Suomi, always and forever !!!!!!

Image


:lol: :lol:

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Re: 2010 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GERMANY

Post by LadyR » 06 May 2010, 11:07

This lips are.....huge......:blink: :lol:

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Re: 2010 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GERMANY

Post by LadyR » 06 May 2010, 11:08

Oh....one question, will Niko Kapanen will contest on this championship? :blush:

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Re: 2010 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GERMANY

Post by Moominpappa » 06 May 2010, 11:14

LadyR wrote:Oh....one question, will Niko Kapanen will contest on this championship? :blush:

No, but Sami Kapanen will play.

Team Finland:
Suomen joukkue

Maalivahdit
Iiro Tarkki, Espoo Blues
Petri Vehanen, Ak Bars Kazan, KHL
Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators, NHL

Puolustajat
Petteri Nummelin, Lugano, SUI
Lasse Kukkonen, Omsk, KHL
Topi Jaakola, Södertälje, SWE
Mikko Mäenpää, HPK
Juuso Hietanen, Brynäs, SWE
Janne Niskala, Frölunda, SWE
Pasi Puistola, HV 71, SWE
Sami Vatanen, JYP

Hyökkääjät
Juha-Pekka Hytönen, JYP
Antti Miettinen, Minnesota Wild, NHL
Tommi Santala, Kloten, SUI
Riku Hahl, Frölunda, SWE
Sami Kapanen, KalPa
Jarkko Immonen, Ak Bars Kazan, KHL
Petri Kontiola, Magnitogorsk, KHL
Lauri Korpikoski, Phoenix Coyotes, NHL
Jussi Jokinen, Carolina Hurricanes, NHL
Antti Pihlström, JYP
Oskar Osala, Albany River Rats, AHL
Juhamatti Aaltonen, Pelicans
Jori Lehterä, Tappara
Leo Komarov, Moskovan Dynamo, KHL

I like most Nummelin. He has played 15 WC games before and nobody has played 16 times before him.
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Re: 2010 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GERMANY

Post by Wolfie » 06 May 2010, 11:14

momo wrote:
Wolfie wrote:
momo wrote:ImageImage

FORZA FINLANDIA!!!


Oh, that's sweet of you Momo :hug:

But what happens when it's Finland-Italy?

Will we get :<>:

It can get ugly, ask Claudie what it was like when it was Finland-Sweden :blush:

We don't mind losing as long as we beat Sweden :n


Only Suomi, always and forever !!!!!!

Image


:lol: :lol:


I think I know why, Momo...

There is a Finn in your family :n
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Re: 2010 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GERMANY

Post by LadyR » 06 May 2010, 11:15

Pity, but Sami is cool as well! :cool:
Thx a lot for the list, moominpappa....:)

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Re: 2010 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GERMANY

Post by momo » 06 May 2010, 11:27

LadyR wrote:This lips are.....huge......:blink: :lol:


The best thing is you can get then for free, without plastic surgery! :lol: :lol:

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Re: 2010 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GERMANY

Post by LadyR » 06 May 2010, 11:42

Great! :lol:

TEAM Finland

No-name Finland puts its hopes in teamwork
05-05-10

COLOGNE – No Teemu, no Saku, no Mikko, no Miikka... no cry. For years, Finnish hockey inner circles have dreaded the day when the stars of the 1990s retire and the day has come. Teemu Selänne and Olli Jokinen have retired from national team duty, Saku Koivu, Jere Lehtinen, Toni Lydman, and Jarkko Ruutu declined the invitation to join the team citing personal reasons, and Mikko Koivu and Tuomo Ruutu were injured.



Like most of the major hockey nations, Finland will ice a team that’s almost completely different from the one that won the bronze at the Vancouver Olympics. In fact, only four players were on the preliminary roster, and of those, forward Jarkko Immonen played only ten minutes in the tournament.



It may be a brand new team, with nine players making their World Championship debuts in Germany, but it still plays the same way Finland always plays: hard, never giving up, and trusting that the goalie will come up big.



That said, there are still some familiar faces on the Finnish team. Defenceman Petteri Nummelin plays in his 15th World Championship, starting from the 1995 tournament which Finland won, and missing only once since then, in 2008. Sami Kapanen returned to Team Finland after a seven-year absence last year, and is back for more as the team captain.

Goal

No problems there. That could be the end of the evaluation. So what if the Vezina winner wasn’t available, if the Jennings trophy winner was injured, or if the best goalie in the 2006 Olympics declined invitation to camp. Even with two Finnish goalies still in the run to win the Stanley Cup, Jukka Jalonen didn’t have to worry.



Even with no Miikka Kiprusoff, Niklas Bäckström, Antero Niittymäki, Tuukka Rask, and Antti Niemi, he could just turn to a goalie who recorded 32 wins in the NHL this season, and have the KHL champion back him up.



Enter Pekka Rinne and Petri Vehanen.



Rinne, the tall and lanky goaltender, was the team’s starter at the 2009 World Championship in Switzerland where he played six games and posted a 1.93 goals against average, third best in the tournament, behind Canada’s Chris Mason and Belarus’s Andrei Mezin.



The Nashville Predator has another stellar season behind him, fresh off his first career NHL post-season.



Petri Vehanen started the season with Lukko Rauma, but when AK Bars Kazan came knocking with a big bag of money under their arm, the clubs and Vehanen agreed on a transfer. The Russian team didn’t have to regret their signing as Vehanen led the team to the KHL championship. Lukko, on the other hand, lost a ten-point lead in the standings and was ousted from the playoffs in the first round. Vehanen made his World Championship debut in 2008 when he played one game, against Norway.

Defence

At first glance, the Finnish defence doesn’t seem too intimidating. All eight defencemen play in the European leagues. Half of them get their paychecks from Swedish clubs, two play in Finland. Their average height is 180 centimetres, and average weight 83 kilos.



Not something to get scared about in the corner, maybe.



But Finland’s defence is based on good puck control, and everybody on the ice sticking to the game plan. Oh, and, the good old Finnish sisu, the combination of guts, grit, and desperation.



Petteri Nummelin will be a lethal weapon on the powerplay, but don’t be surprised if you see just 18-year-old Sami Vatanen take the point. The youngster moves well - remember his end-to-end rushes at the World Juniors? - And he’s got a great shot that he likes to fire often.



Lasse Kukkonen and Janne Niskala are the two returning Olympians in Team Finland’s defence.

Forwards

Probably the first name that coach Jalonen wrote down when he started to draft the World Championship roster was Jussi Jokinen. The Carolina Hurricanes forward was the best Finnish goal scorer in the NHL this season, and the only one to lit the red light 30 times. His 65 points in 81 games were also a personal record – but not good enough to take Jokinen to the Olympics.



Jokinen, Kapanen, Antti Miettinen, Juhamatti Aaltonen, Petri Kontiola, and Jarkko Immonen are looked to for offence. Coach Jalonen must also be cheering for the San Jose Sharks to beat the Detroit Red Wings in the NHL playoffs. That would send Valtteri Filppula to Germany, and give him the first-line center he now doesn’t have.



Aaltonen was tied for lead in goal scoring in the Finnish SM-liiga, and Immonen was third in team scoring with AK Bars Kazan, so there’s potential. Now is a good time to turn it into something concrete.

Coaching

Jukka Jalonen is in his third World Championship, and his second as the head coach. He, and then-head coach Doug Shedden led Finland to a bronze medal in Quebec City in 2008. Last year, Finland was sent packing in the quarterfinals, after a loss to Team USA, but in the Olympics, Jalonen got the sweet taste of medal in his mouth again.



It was no walk in the park, though, and Jalonen was publicly critical about some of the players not buying into his game plan. In Germany, he has a group of young - if also inexperienced - players that will surely do what is asked of them. This time, Team Finland is just that: a team.

Projected Results

Petteri Nummelin and Sami Kapanen are ten years younger than coach Jukka Jalonen, and twenty years older that Sami Vatanen, the youngest player on the team. (To be fair to the veterans, they’re only 18 years older). But as we know, none of that matters in the locker room.



With good goaltending, a disciplined play, sticking to the game plan, and leaving everything they’ve got on the ice, Finland shouldn’t have any problems getting to the big quarterfinal game – and beyond.



RISTO PAKARINEN

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Re: 2010 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GERMANY

Post by miezicat » 06 May 2010, 12:10

LadyR wrote:
Wolfie wrote:Tomorrow, it's Finland-Denmark :drool:




Oh bugger.....will only get the coverage of Germany-USA... :<>: Nah, it's okay, it's German channel....so then coverage GER-FIN will be sure, that's good! :lol:
But thx! :)
no, they will show it :D it's on saturday :O

GO SUOMI !!!! :shhh: Image

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Re: 2010 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GERMANY

Post by LadyR » 06 May 2010, 12:12

miezicat wrote: no, they will show it :D it's on saturday :O

GO SUOMI !!!! :shhh: Image


Really? :blink: Cool! But on which channel? Sport 1? ''hmm''

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Re: 2010 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GERMANY

Post by miezicat » 06 May 2010, 12:17

LadyR wrote:
miezicat wrote: no, they will show it :D it's on saturday :O

GO SUOMI !!!! :shhh: Image


Really? :blink: Cool! But on which channel? Sport 1? ''hmm''

yes http://www.sport1.de/de/eishockey/eisho ... hockey_wm/
orf sport plus will also show some games I think but I don't know which

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Re: 2010 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GERMANY

Post by LadyR » 06 May 2010, 12:26

miezicat wrote:
LadyR wrote:
miezicat wrote: no, they will show it :D it's on saturday :O

GO SUOMI !!!! :shhh: Image


Really? :blink: Cool! But on which channel? Sport 1? ''hmm''

yes http://www.sport1.de/de/eishockey/eisho ... hockey_wm/
orf sport plus will also show some games I think but I don't know which


I don't have Sport Plus, just Sport 1....but that sounds good. Thx, miezicat! :hug:

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