2010 - 2011 World Junior Men's Hockey


Cannuck
#91
Quote: Originally Posted by talloola View Post

You know nothing about me, and the few things you have spouted about me are false, so you are just
another opinion, and one who loves himself too much.


You know nothing about me, and the few things you have spouted about me are false, so you are just
another opinion, and one who loves herself too much.
 
#juan
#92
Quote: Originally Posted by talloola View Post

last year the u.s. won the tournament, they had quite a few returning players, and were considered the
strength of the league by all of the chit chat by sports announcers, etc., and the canadians did not have
a strong returning team from last year, lots of new players, hence, u.s. was touted as favourites for
this tournament, but the unknown comes after the puck drops, which is history now.
The winner of any tournament is only that, the winner of that tournament, as tournaments are short little
seasons of play, and anything can happen, as did in this tournament, and if the russians are now thinking
they are the elite of the world in junior hockey, then they will not succeed in the future.
As many times as the canadians win, they continue to strive to be better and better, are always aware
that any team can come up and 'get' you, that is the mind-set also of every NHL team every time they
go into any game. They know how hard it is to 'win', so the canadian mind-set is always in that mode,
be your best, don't take your foot off the pedal for a second or you will let the other team into the
game, as happened with the canadian team in the last period of the turnament, they lost their focus and
took their eye off the ball, and the other team (could have been any of the teams) were right there to
take advantage.

The reining champions are alway touted as the favourites by someone. This theory works better in the NHL because the NHL teams tend to stay together longer than the World junior teams do.
 
talloola
#93
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

You know nothing about me, and the few things you have spouted about me are false, so you are just
another opinion, and one who loves herself too much.

I love myself I think I'm grand -
And in the show I hold my hand -
I put my arm around my waist -
And when I'm fresh I slap my face-

And, by the way, 'speaking of parrots' uhhem, good job there, you did it perfectly, polly, are you an amazon, or a lower slobovian breed.



Quote: Originally Posted by #juan View Post

The reining champions are alway touted as the favourites by someone. This theory works better in the NHL because the NHL teams tend to stay together longer than the World junior teams do.

that's right, but the fact is that the u.s. team were touted as the favourite going into this tournament,
doesn't have anything to do with facts, because no one knows the facts, even after a winner is declared,
still doesn't prove which team was the best, only shows who won.

And in the NHL now, since lockout, because of cap, players are constantly moving around, so even those
teams don't come out each and every year with same team. eg. chicago, won the cup, but have to dismantle
because of cap problems, so I guess the idea is, build, go for the cup, then dismantle and build again.
exception could be Canucks, IF they happened to go the distance and win the cup, they are probably in
the best position of any team at the top, as they have many key players signed, who could remain with
the team.
Schneider probably would have to go, he is not a back-up, trying to build his own career now, and he is
doing a good job, so he would probably be traded, but we have 'Lak' in manitoba who seems to be a great
prospect, who could step up.
Last edited by talloola; Jan 8th, 2011 at 07:11 PM..
 

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