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(International Ice Hockey)   Day 3 of the 2022 World Juniors. The Finns hope to keep the Czechs in check, Canada plays Slovakia, and the USA takes on those filthy neutrals Switzerland (at least with enemies you know where you stand). Puck drop @ 2pm ET on TSN & NHL Network   (iihf.com) divider line
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2022-08-11 1:56:49 PM  
Death to the Swiss!

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2022-08-11 1:58:45 PM  
The Beaverton throwing gas on the fire:

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2022-08-11 2:00:40 PM  
In NHL news, Robin Lehner will miss next season due to hip surgery, Vegas announced today.
 
2022-08-11 2:02:04 PM  

desertgeek: In NHL news, Robin Lehner will miss next season due to hip surgery, Vegas announced today.


Don't forget about the cap relief!
 
2022-08-11 2:10:16 PM  
Sooo...I believe I asked this yesterday and either I didn't get an answer or I don't recall: why are they playing the WJC in August?
 
2022-08-11 2:13:32 PM  

fatalvenom: Sooo...I believe I asked this yesterday and either I didn't get an answer or I don't recall: why are they playing the WJC in August?


COVID outbreak shutdown the December version.
 
2022-08-11 2:17:58 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: fatalvenom: Sooo...I believe I asked this yesterday and either I didn't get an answer or I don't recall: why are they playing the WJC in August?

COVID outbreak shutdown the December version.


So are they still doing one after Christmas?
 
2022-08-11 2:50:23 PM  

fatalvenom: Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: fatalvenom: Sooo...I believe I asked this yesterday and either I didn't get an answer or I don't recall: why are they playing the WJC in August?

COVID outbreak shutdown the December version.

So are they still doing one after Christmas?


Yes, it was to have been in Russia but was pulled from there due to Putin's folly in Ukraine

It will be in Halifax and Moncton
 
2022-08-11 2:52:36 PM  
Also, I did explain what happened in yesterday's thread but you didn't read it, FV
 
2022-08-11 4:22:41 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: desertgeek: In NHL news, Robin Lehner will miss next season due to hip surgery, Vegas announced today.

Don't forget about the cap relief!


Their updated Cap Friendly page, Vegas now has just under $5.8 million in cap space (all thanks to LTIR):

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2022-08-11 4:24:11 PM  

WoodyHayes: Death to the Swiss!

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2022-08-11 4:57:15 PM  

desertgeek: Also, I did explain what happened in yesterday's thread but you didn't read it, FV


Oh I read it. But I was probably drunk and don't remember.

/Which is obviously plausible
 
2022-08-11 4:59:49 PM  

fatalvenom: desertgeek: Also, I did explain what happened in yesterday's thread but you didn't read it, FV

Oh I read it. But I was probably drunk and don't remember.

/Which is obviously plausible


But for you, it was Tuesday ... Wednesday.
 
2022-08-11 5:23:22 PM  
Futurama - What makes a man turn neutral?
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2022-08-11 5:23:58 PM  

fatalvenom: desertgeek: Also, I did explain what happened in yesterday's thread but you didn't read it, FV

Oh I read it. But I was probably drunk and don't remember.

/Which is obviously plausible


I did consider putting "you drunk bastard" in there instead of "FV" but I didn't want to assume
 
2022-08-11 5:41:46 PM  

desertgeek: In NHL news, Robin Lehner will miss next season due to hip surgery, Vegas announced today.


I read an article about Vegas that made me chuckle sensibly.  It said that Vegas picks players with the precision of a cursed monkey paw.
 
2022-08-11 6:08:44 PM  

Muta: desertgeek: In NHL news, Robin Lehner will miss next season due to hip surgery, Vegas announced today.

I read an article about Vegas that made me chuckle sensibly.  It said that Vegas picks players with the precision of a cursed monkey paw.


I still maintain that making the Stanley Cup Final and losing in year 1 did more to hurt VGK long term because they've been chasing that final step ever since.
 
2022-08-11 6:18:26 PM  
Next year's #1 overall pick just scored for Canada
 
2022-08-11 6:27:18 PM  
Canada dreaded
 
2022-08-11 6:36:42 PM  

desertgeek: fatalvenom: desertgeek: Also, I did explain what happened in yesterday's thread but you didn't read it, FV

Oh I read it. But I was probably drunk and don't remember.

/Which is obviously plausible

I did consider putting "you drunk bastard" in there instead of "FV" but I didn't want to assume


How long have I been in these threads?

Drunk?
 
2022-08-11 7:50:28 PM  

fatalvenom: desertgeek: fatalvenom: desertgeek: Also, I did explain what happened in yesterday's thread but you didn't read it, FV

Oh I read it. But I was probably drunk and don't remember.

/Which is obviously plausible

I did consider putting "you drunk bastard" in there instead of "FV" but I didn't want to assume

How long have I been in these threads?

Drunk?


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2022-08-11 7:52:06 PM  
Mason McTavish with the second period hat trick.
 
2022-08-11 8:05:14 PM  
All I'm going to say to Canada is you guys ran over the competition in the round robin in the 2021 tournament; only to lose to the Americans in the Final. So don't get too excited yet.
 
2022-08-11 8:06:23 PM  

desertgeek: All I'm going to say to Canada is you guys ran over the competition in the round robin in the 2021 tournament; only to lose to the Americans in the Final. So don't get too excited yet.


Don't worry. I'm not counting chickens yet.
But I am encouraged that CAN looks much better tonight than they did last night.
 
2022-08-11 8:25:11 PM  

Special Agent: desertgeek: All I'm going to say to Canada is you guys ran over the competition in the round robin in the 2021 tournament; only to lose to the Americans in the Final. So don't get too excited yet.

Don't worry. I'm not counting chickens yet.
But I am encouraged that CAN looks much better tonight than they did last night.


I am curious if there will be any "but we didn't have ______ like we would've in December" from Canada if they don't win this tournament

Probably the same question could be asked of the USA; but it's more likely to be asked by Canadians.
 
2022-08-11 8:31:46 PM  

desertgeek: Special Agent: desertgeek: All I'm going to say to Canada is you guys ran over the competition in the round robin in the 2021 tournament; only to lose to the Americans in the Final. So don't get too excited yet.

Don't worry. I'm not counting chickens yet.
But I am encouraged that CAN looks much better tonight than they did last night.

I am curious if there will be any "but we didn't have ______ like we would've in December" from Canada if they don't win this tournament

Probably the same question could be asked of the USA; but it's more likely to be asked by Canadians.


No doubt. There is always second guessing and excuse-making when you lose. We'll have to see.
11-1 Canada
 
2022-08-11 8:32:41 PM  
Yep - there should be a mercy rule here.
 
2022-08-11 8:35:33 PM  
Does look like a few more fans in there for this game compared to last night. Seems like people are slowly realizing this is going on. But I heard someone make the point that Edmonton has had a LOT of hockey this year (the December tournament that got abandoned, the Oilers' deep playoff run) so the lack of fans shouldn't be as surprising.
 
2022-08-11 8:40:20 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Yep - there should be a mercy rule here.


I wonder if they would ever go the same route they've gone with women's hockey:

- Top 5 seeded teams in Group A, all guaranteed a quarterfinal spot
- Bottom 5 seeded teams in Group B, top 3 go to quarterfinals
 
2022-08-11 8:53:16 PM  

desertgeek: Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Yep - there should be a mercy rule here.

I wonder if they would ever go the same route they've gone with women's hockey:

- Top 5 seeded teams in Group A, all guaranteed a quarterfinal spot
- Bottom 5 seeded teams in Group B, top 3 go to quarterfinals


Nice idea, but the discrepancy between team 1 and team 10 is exponentially greater on the women's side, and frankly the tournament only became watchable in that format.

Having said that, I think it is a brilliant restructuring to make an entertaining tournament. Another format I've admired is the Page Playoff used in some curling events:
- Top 4 teams make the playoffs
- Team 1 plays Team 2, and Team 3 plays Team 4
- the winner of T1/T2 gets a spot in the final
- the winner of T3/T4 plays the loser of T1/T2 for the other spot in the final.
 
2022-08-11 10:40:50 PM  
Just got home and turned on the US game and Holy Hell 'Nucks...

My 10min observation on this game?

US is not playing well, and they are making a ton of mistakes.

Currently talking to my buddy in Switzerland on WhatsApp...some neutral shiat talking...
 
2022-08-11 11:08:06 PM  

fatalvenom: Just got home and turned on the US game and Holy Hell 'Nucks...

My 10min observation on this game?

US is not playing well, and they are making a ton of mistakes.

Currently talking to my buddy in Switzerland on WhatsApp...some neutral shiat talking...


I agree, USA isn't playing at the same level they did on Tuesday in their opener. That's not to say the Swiss stink, they're playing very well. But the USA team needs to step it up a bit
 
2022-08-11 11:10:15 PM  
USA goal! Finally
 
2022-08-11 11:15:42 PM  

desertgeek: USA goal! Finally


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2022-08-11 11:16:32 PM  
Swiss tie it
 
2022-08-11 11:22:31 PM  
Untied! USA goal
 
2022-08-11 11:27:26 PM  
USA dreaded!
 
2022-08-11 11:35:41 PM  
Make it dreaded and a half. USA has woken up and the Swiss look worn down
 
2022-08-11 11:39:42 PM  
Double-dreaded
 
2022-08-12 12:01:27 AM  
6-1 on a bardown PPG
 
2022-08-12 12:23:57 AM  
Well that ended up being a whooping...
 
2022-08-12 12:33:02 AM  
Started slow, but they wore the Swiss down and the USA walks away with this one
 
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