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2018 World Junior Championship

Discussion in 'Rick Middleton's Pron 'Stache: Bruins Forum' started by cshea, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. cshea

    cshea Member SoSH Member

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    One of the best hockey tournaments gets underway today. The B’s are well represented:

    USA: Trent Frederic (center, ‘16 first round), Ryan Lindgren (defenseman, ‘16 second round), Jeremy Swayman (goalie, ‘17 fourth round)

    Finland: Urho Vaakanainen (defenseman, ‘17 first round), Joona Koppanen (forward, ‘16 fifth round)

    Sweden: Oskar Steen (forward, ‘16 sixth round)

    The US enters as defending champs and probably slight favorites. They play Denmark at 8:00pm tonight. I believe NHL Network will carry the game. They play Canada on the 29th at Ralph Wilson, which is cool but kind of a bummer it’s not on the traditional NYE spot.
     
  2. TFP

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    Yep, games are on NHL Network all day, starting at noon with Russia - Czech Republic.

    It's baffling that the outdoor game is on at 3pm. Wtf?
     
  3. cshea

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    I have no idea why they moved it off NYE. I thought maybe the Bills have a game on NYE, but they’re on the road.

    This is something the NHL would do. Makes no sense.
     
  4. MiracleOfO2704

    MiracleOfO2704 not AWOL SoSH Member

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    The Czechs are well on their way to an upset, leading Russia 5-2 with about 14 minutes left.
     
  5. Fred not Lynn

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    Outdoor games should either start early enough to be played entirely under the sun, or late enough so it’s dark (and colder) the whole time.
     
  6. TFP

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    Yep so on a weekday it should be later, on the weekend it can be earlier, in my opinion. Instead they’re shooting for minimal tv viewership.
     
  7. kenneycb

    kenneycb Hates Goose Island Beer; Loves Backdoor Play SoSH Member

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    US won 9-0 against the hapless Danes.
     
  8. Lupe Whalewatch

    Lupe Whalewatch Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Yeah just saw this...makes zero sense. Absolute prime time showcase event, and they throw it on a Friday afternoon at 3. Insanity
     
  9. wnyghost

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    Remember this is a tournament. Game outside is scheduled for 3pm. If weather is a factor the game will be at 8pm inside.
     
  10. Fred not Lynn

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    I remember the last football game at Ralph Wilson Stadium immediately before the rink build for the 2008 Winter Classic - it was played in nearly horizontal rain, with insane wind.

    “What if it’s like this for the hockey game?”

    “No one ever asks that about football...”
     
  11. ernieshore

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    I'm in Whistler on vacation the next week, so I will be watching a lot of this (every establishment has it on). I'm admittedly not a big hockey guy, but it's awesome to be in bars where everyone is into the games.
     
  12. AMcGhie

    AMcGhie The Robinson Canoe of RMPS SoSH Member

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    I was at the BU-Maine game at Fenway that had a rain delay. That was just a shitshow of a day.
     
  13. Lupe Whalewatch

    Lupe Whalewatch Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Not John Woll's finest hour last night. The US couldn't put together much of a consistent effort, but that game was still very winnable. It should be interesting to see how they bounce back this afternoon vs Canada.

    And whats the deal with the attendance? Just pathetic so far. Couldn't have been more than a couple thousand people at the US game last night.
     
  14. Dummy Hoy

    Dummy Hoy Angry Pissbum SoSH Member

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    Weather has been brutal...I was in the region for Christmas but not worth the hour+ drive in bad conditions.

    Also- US and Canada tickets are ~$50. I was going to see Sweden and Dahlin play for $15, but fifty is tough. And that’s a hockey mad region but not an economically thriving one.
     
  15. Lupe Whalewatch

    Lupe Whalewatch Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Oettinger getting the start in net over Woll
     
  16. Lupe Whalewatch

    Lupe Whalewatch Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    and another soft goal
     
  17. TFP

    TFP Dope Dope

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    USA is in trouble.
     
  18. Lupe Whalewatch

    Lupe Whalewatch Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    is it just me, or is this a weird camera angle? makes the rink look super narrow
     
  19. TFP

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    It’s too low and zoomed in too far. It’s awful.
     
  20. MiracleOfO2704

    MiracleOfO2704 not AWOL SoSH Member

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    I know why they’re there (Hockey Canada basically keeps the tournament afloat), but it’s so weird seeing nothing but Canadian companies on the boards.
     
  21. jk333

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    Swayman has been significantly better than Oettinger and Woll in every category and they’re all in the same league too.

    It’s a second guess, but go look at the stats of the three goalies. Only 1 is playing well.
     
  22. Lupe Whalewatch

    Lupe Whalewatch Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Has to be 10x Canadian eyeballs on this game vs US though, no? Plus Buffalo is basically Canada anyway.
     
  23. MiracleOfO2704

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    Yes to the first one, but I’m sure the tournament in Sweden a couple of years ago had ads for Telus, Canadian Tire, and Sport Chek on the boards and ice.
     
  24. Lupe Whalewatch

    Lupe Whalewatch Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    sounds like the announcer is calling this game inside a library.
     
  25. MiracleOfO2704

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    I don’t know if you’re getting the TSN feed, but they’ve been pointing out that there was a truck fire on the QEW, the major highway that runs from Toronto/Hamilton to Fort Erie/Peace Bridge, and that combined with delays at US Customs in Buffalo has a lot of fans still in Canada.
     
  26. The Napkin

    The Napkin wise ass al kaprielian Dope SoSH Member

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    Absolutely insane that they're playing this game outside. It's going to be interesting to see the reaction when someone blows out a knee on a bad patch of ice.
     
  27. wnyghost

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    Not much promotion of the tournament in the Rochester area... about 90 minutes east of Buffalo. You would think USA hockey would market more to youth hockey families.

    That said... we went to Toronto last year for Christmas break and grabbed tickets for cheap.
     
  28. TFP

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    This game is kind of a joke at this point. There's about an inch of snow on the ice.
     
  29. The Napkin

    The Napkin wise ass al kaprielian Dope SoSH Member

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    People should lose their jobs over it.
     
  30. MiracleOfO2704

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    I just walked in from the grocery store and saw that. Considering there’s a backup plan, I’m shocked they’re still playing.
     
  31. TFP

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    Sounding the horn at the 10 min mark is dumb too. Don't unnaturally interrupt play. Switch at the first whistle after the 10 min mark.
     
  32. TFP

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    Annnnnd now we have an injury.
     
  33. MiracleOfO2704

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    And now we have a tied game.
     
  34. TFP

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    To OT we go. Tkachuk almost ended it with 10 seconds left.
     
  35. TFP

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    That horn/whistle halfway through is so fucking lame.
     
  36. TFP

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    This game is never going to end.
     
  37. MiracleOfO2704

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    TSN is going to be fun to read the next few days.
     
  38. Lupe Whalewatch

    Lupe Whalewatch Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    No, I wish. The entire production was pretty shitty. Bad/Ill timed camera angles, lousy announcing, and lengthy snow delays. Happy for the W, but think these outdoor games are just a bit too gimmicky for me.
     
  39. Lupe Whalewatch

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    Great start for US, and cool moment. Bellows scores, and as he passes behind the net notices a guy wearing his dad's North Stars jersey, so stops to celebrate there.
     
  40. cshea

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    Tied 2-2 with about 15 min left.

    Too bad the weather sucks and there’s about 100 people in the crowd
     
  41. cshea

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    Bellows laser makes it 3-2 US with 8 min left
     
  42. The Napkin

    The Napkin wise ass al kaprielian Dope SoSH Member

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    kill that gatorade bottle!
     
  43. thehitcat

    thehitcat Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Hell of a shot by Bellows!
     
  44. The Napkin

    The Napkin wise ass al kaprielian Dope SoSH Member

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    no borscht for you!
     
  45. cshea

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    Semi finals today...US/Sweden at 4 followed by Canada/Czech Republic.

    Not a bad day of hockey ahead.
     
  46. TheRealness

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    I was just about to check the schedule. At least I know when I will stop working from home today.
     
  47. kenneycb

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    Team USA wearing Bills-themed jerseys. Glad it’s in the semis at least and not in the finals. Should make them a lock.

    0-0 3 minutes into the first. USA on the PK.
     
  48. santadevil

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    Jeepers, no one came to this tournament

     
  49. santadevil

    santadevil Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I'm going to head home and watch this game and the Canadian one.

    Go Canada Go!
     
  50. The Napkin

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