2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
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RE: 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
(2012 Dec 31 00:55)Phlegethon Wrote:  Watching ice hockey on TV sucks anyway because the game is too fast and the puck is too small for the cameras.

Is football really that better? They score goals too rarely. 0:1 after 90 minutes of watching - is this supposed to be entertaining? Hockey is more dynamic.

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2013 Jan 04 20:45
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(2012 Dec 31 11:38)Phlegethon Wrote:  
(2012 Dec 31 09:56)Mustapaita Wrote:  May be if you're blind. LOL

Might be genetically encoded. German eyes have been trained through evolution to only follow footballs and nicely-shaped female butts.

Germans sound a lot like African-Americans (just the balls are a different shape)
2013 Jan 04 21:13
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Balls to the wall, man
Balls to the wall
You'll get your balls to the wall, man
Balls to the wall - balls to the wall


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2013 Jan 04 22:56
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(2013 Jan 04 20:45)Whiteruthenian Wrote:  Is football really that better? They score goals too rarely. 0:1 after 90 minutes of watching - is this supposed to be entertaining? Hockey is more dynamic.

Not to mention more manly. cool




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RE: 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
Back in my days when I played soccer there was more brawling involved than in ice hockey today - and all that without protective clothing, helmets and gloves. And back then the referees weren't such pussies either.


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2013 Jan 05 01:44
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RUSSIA BEATS CANADA IN WILD OVERTIME BATTLE FOR BRONZE
Quote:Russia beat Canada 6-5 in overtime of the bronze medal game at the World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia on a goal by Valeri Nichushkin.

You can watch the game live on TSN, TSN.ca (PPV) and TSN Mobile TV right now. Fans are also invited to join the Live Game Blog on TSN.ca to connect with other fans and get the latest Tweets from TSN's hockey analysts. You can catch encore presentations of the game at 1pm et/10am pt and 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt on TSN.

The gold medal game featuring Sweden and the United States goes at 8am et/5am pt on the same TSN platforms with encore showings at 3:30pm et/12:30pm pt and 10:30pm et/7:30pm pt.

Alexander Khokhlachev opened the scoring just 3:32 into the first period, squeaking a long shot through Canadian goaltender Jordan Binnington. Just 1:15 later, Nail Yakupov buried a one-timer on a powerplay after a pretty passing play to give Russia a quick 2-0 lead over the stunned Canadian squad.

After coach Steve Spott called a timeout to re-group his troops, Canada responded quickly on a powerplay, with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins burying a loose puck less than two minutes after Yakupov's strike.

Russia grabbed the momentum back when Kirill Dyakov hammered home a slap shot at 12:06 of the period, giving Russia a 3-1 lead and chasing Binnington from the net. Binnington stopped just two of five shots and was replaced by Malcolm Subban. Though he had started every game for Canada prior to the bronze medal game, Subban had been pulled from the semifinal loss to the United States on Thursday after allowing four goals on 16 shots.

The goaltending changed seemed to spark the Canadians, especially after Subban made a couple of big stops right away. Before the first period was done, Canada cut its deficit to 3-2 when Jonathan Huberdeau buried a rebound after Ryan Murphy's point shot hit the post. It was the second powerplay goal of the period for Canada and capped a crazy opening 20 minutes.

Canada scored its third powerplay goal early in the second period when Mark Scheifele buried a great feed from Nugent-Hopkins to tie the score.

Just 1:07 later, however, Russia beat Subban for the first time when Evgeni Mozer found the net to put Russia back in front 4-3.

With 7:07 to play in the third, Canada's red-hot powerplay connected again when Murphy scored to tie the game at 4-4. That made it 4-for-5 for the Canadian powerplay and Nugent-Hopkins picked up his fourth point of the game to re-take the tournament scoring lead.

The Russian powerplay, however, answered early in the third period when Yakupov notched his second of the game by converting another wide-open back-door pass to put Russia back in front 5-4 with 19:00 to play.

Canada pulled even again midway through the period when Brett Ritchie potted Canada's first even strength goal of the game to even things at 5-5.

Both teams pressed for a late winner, and Canada hit two posts in the final minutes, but regulation time ended with the score still tied.

Nichuskin scored the winner after blowing by Murphy, driving to the net and sliding the puck between the post and Subban's skate 1:36 into the extra period.

On Friday, the IIHF announced that Canadian defenceman Griffin Reinhart had been suspended four games for a high sticking minor in Thursday's loss. Canadian coach Steve Spott told TSN that Canada would rely on five defencemen in the bronze medal game in various combinations, with Murphy mixing in as the sixth blue-liner.

Russia is playing for bronze in front of their home crowd after falling to Sweden 3-2 in a semifinal shootout. Andrei Makarov got the start in goal for Russia.

Canada and Russia have never met in a bronze medal game in this event. Canada beat Russia 4-1 in the preliminary round, but has never defeated them twice in the same tournament. The Canadians have won a medal in 14 straight World Junior tournaments, and won the bronze medal game 4-0 over Finland last year. Russia lost the 2012 gold medal game 1-0 in overtime against Sweden.

O.M.G. thumbs down

What a horrible year for hockey in Canada. First nothing to watch during the regular NHL season and now this dismal performance for the little hockey that can be watched. Bad, bad, bad, bad, bad. thumbs down

Well congrats Russia. It's at least nice for the home crowd to see their boys winning.

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