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Poll: Who will win the Gold Medal in Men's Hockey in Turin? (61 member(s) have cast votes)

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  1. Canada (25 votes [40.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.98%

  2. United States (10 votes [16.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.39%

  3. Czech Republic (14 votes [22.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.95%

  4. Russia (5 votes [8.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.20%

  5. Sweden (4 votes [6.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.56%

  6. Finland (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Slovakia (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Germany (1 votes [1.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.64%

  9. Other (please specify) (2 votes [3.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.28%

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#1 LOTCB

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 03:37 PM

Im going with Sweden.

Great balance up and down the roster..I just feel its the year of the Swedes.

Thoughts?
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 03:46 PM

I'm going with Italy. Little is known about this team and their goalie is unscouted. We know next to nothing about his strengths and weaknesses. And the home crowd advantage will be HUGE.

Edited by Don, 10 February 2006 - 07:55 PM.

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 03:59 PM

I'm going with Italy. Little is known about this team and they goalie is unscouted. We know next to nothing about his strengths and weaknesses. And the home crowd advantage will be HUGE.

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#4 NJDevs4978

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 04:03 PM

Yeah, I can't wait to see what the score is for the Canada-Italy opener :rolleyes: Wonder if Luongo plays that game cause of his quasi-Italian connection though Marty will want to play the opener too lol.

It's probably gonna be Canada again :P Even if they have nine billion defensemen out, they still have talent to burn and half the top teams really don't have the goaltending to win a short tournament. Only the Czechs and potentially Sweden can hold their own in that area, and Sweden's generally never been a clutch team.

If Laviolette did the smart thing and found a way to give one of his goalies the flu so he could drop him and bring on Miller I MIGHT go with the US, but man that goaltending is scary. Even Grahame who was hot a week ago has now gone cold again as Tortorella's game of musical goalies continues.

Edited by Hasan4978, 10 February 2006 - 04:05 PM.

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 04:19 PM

I voted Canada but pray against all odds for the USA to win. Go USA!

G: Canada
S: Czech Republic
B: Sweden
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 04:23 PM

Im going with Sweden.

Great balance up and down the roster..I just feel its the year of the Swedes.

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im going with canada beating sweden
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 04:34 PM

Czech
Sweden
Canada
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 06:28 PM

No Forsberg, no Gold...maybe no gold w/ him!

G - Canada
S - Czech
B - Sweeden

Russia
USA 5th...may I be wrong.
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 07:02 PM

I thought Forsberg was in???

I voted for..Slovakia...ha!! SIKE!!! lmao Canada biatches..ALL THE WAY!!! :boogie:
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 07:09 PM

Canada. Even with the injuries on defense, no one really comes close to their depth.
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 07:33 PM

I am going with Sweden. Great balance up front and on the blueline. And I think Henke can take them to the gold.

Silver-Czechs
Bronze-Canada
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 07:43 PM

I am going with Sweden. Great balance up front and on the blueline. And I think Henke can take them to the gold.

Silver-Czechs
Bronze-Canada




I'm going with silver for the Czechs as well and bronze for Sweden. We finish 6th behind Finland and Russia.
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 07:52 PM

I have a feeling it's going to be Sweden as well...voted for Russia though.
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 07:53 PM

I'm going with silver for the Czechs as well and bronze for Sweden. We finish 6th behind Finland and Russia.



Man, Team USA sure is being given a chance. :(

Oh well. Them and the Russians are definitely under the radar.
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 07:55 PM

Man, Team USA sure is being given a chance. :(

Oh well. Them and the Russians are definitely under the radar.




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Posted 10 February 2006 - 08:07 PM

Russia ...
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 08:50 PM

G - Canada
S - Czech
B - Sweeden
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 09:01 PM

The Czech or Slovak team will pull through...although the Slovak goaltending is questionable...
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 11:06 PM

Two words: no goaltending.



Kind of hard to disagree. I'd say Esche is the favorite.
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 11:16 PM

Kind of hard to disagree. I'd say Esche is the favorite.




As I said: no goaltending.
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