No medals for Team Canada or Subban at world championship

P.K. Subban’s stay at the World Hockey Championship in Sweden was a short one.

Team Canada lost 3-2 in a shootout to Sweden in the quarterfinals Thursday, marking the fourth straight year Canada will return home without a medal after losing in the quarterfinal round. It was the only game Subban played for Team Canada, joining the squad late after the Canadiens were eliminated in the first round of the NHL postseason.

Three other Canadiens players will take part in Saturday’s semifinals. Alex Galchenyuk, who scored a goal, and prospect Danny Kristo are part of the United States team that beat Russia 8-3 in the quarterfinals, while Raphael Diaz is on the Switzerland team that beat Tomas Plekanec and the Czech Republic 2-1.

Finland will play Sweden in Saturday’s semifinals (8:45 a.m., TSN, RDS), while Switzerland takes on the United States (12:45 p.m., TSN).

Sweden’s Fredrik Pettersson scored the winner in the fourth round of the shootout Thursday against Canada with a slapshot from the slot. Subban was held off the scoresheet while logging 23:39 of ice time.

(Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)

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257 Comments

  1. pmaraw says:

    which was worse? the ottawa kick-in goal, or the philly hand deflection (mike richards) goal in in the third round all those years ago

  2. cpan031 says:

    If the leafs give Ballsack the 5 million which somehow is what is seen as his value they are idiots. I don’t see anything good about this guy at all.

  3. cpan031 says:

    I know they do it all the time but there is some logic behind this one lol. I would love to bring him in but nothing more than 4-4.5 year

  4. Bill says:

    @saintpatrick: Clarkson was totally useless for NJ down the stretch and whoever throws money at him is gonna regret it quite soon. Massively overrated player IMO.

  5. Bill says:

    @cpan: every year the TSN pundits, Toronto guys all, predict that every high-profile free agent will sign with the Leafs. I suppose one of these days they will have to be right, but they said this same stuff about Rick Nash last year.

  6. cpan031 says:

    Not homers they are realistic. He grew up 5 mins away from me in Toronto about 20 mins away from the ACC. Used to eat at my dads restaurant all the time. He will come back home to the leafs or be loyal to the devils for signing him and giving him his shot.

  7. Bill says:

    “The Quiz” on TSN asks the panel, where will Clarkson sign?

    With a totally straight face, 2 out of 3 panel members – Darren “White Way” Pang and Bobblehead McKenzie – reply, “with the Toronto Maple Leafs”.

    What a bunch of homers.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

    • j2w4habs25 says:

      Thats what I thought as I was watching. Not everything is about Toronto and I dont think they will have enough cap space if they will be having abit of problems signing Bozie.

      I really hope Marc Bergevin signs him.

      Carey Price #31

      • Saintpatrick33 says:

        Every year it seems the talking heads on TSN seem to believe all the big UFA’s will sign with Toronto. I hope MB goes after him with guns blazing and big sacks of money.

  8. Bill says:

    Kings trailing by a goal, refs give them a long two-man advantage and just like that it’s 4-3 Kings.

    Not to put on my Ovehckin Tin-Foil Hat, but how much does Gary Bettman love the LA TV market? They got a ton of calls last year too.

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  9. C-Sword says:

    Hahaha, Kings wins

  10. Sportfan says:

    Gomez has two assists O.o

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  11. jphk says:

    Gomer 2 points so far… We miss him so much..

  12. Jackeroo says:

    What about Magnus Nygren ? Why no news or press release on his
    signing ? Did he in fact sign with the Habs ? Anybody know ?

  13. Habilis says:

    Not hockey related, but this is a must-see:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1m-K1D_uQs&feature=youtu.be

    Video of a deer on a city bus. The deer crashes through the windshield, while the bus is rolling. Absolutely bananas.

    FYI: The deer doesn’t appear hurt or anything. This isn’t a snuff film. ;)

  14. C-Sword says:

    Sick play by Gomez, I can’t believe you got rid of him, 2-2

    • Saintpatrick33 says:

      Yeah me either…oh wait he was a lazy sh!t who played like he didn’t give a rats ass every night and he in no way shape or form resembled a 7 million dollar player.

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  16. C-Sword says:

    2-0 Kings. They’ll win the cup again this year

    • habs_54321 says:

      quick will the first to win back to back conn smythe’s since mario lemieux. what a goalie i have a legit man crush on quick the new generation patrick roy

  17. Gally365 says:

    Chicago all the way.

  18. Sportfan says:

    I can’t believe they lost this was one of the better teams man does that suck. I mean they had a much better team then last year, poor guys.

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  19. Danno says:

    Damn you Rat Boy!

    Damn you to Hell!!!

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  20. Danno says:

    Halak would have stopped that one

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  21. johnnylarue says:

    Henry deserved better, arguably, but the Rangers are looking pretty outmatched at this point.

    Gotta hand it to Rat Boy, too.

  22. Adidess says:

    Nothing makes me feel more disgusted than seeing Marchand and Chara smile. Something is wrong with the world when these two are happy.

  23. Danno says:

    Rat Boy with the GWG

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  24. Propwash says:

    Guuh… Buck the Fruins…

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  25. habs-fan-84 says:

    Lundqvist deserves so much better.

  26. Adidess says:

    Is Nash the only guy capable of creating something on offence for this team. They’re looking awful right now.

  27. HabFanSince72 says:

    Bruins hit the post again.

  28. HabFanSince72 says:

    Rangers are awful. It wasn’t a fluke that they barely squeaked into the playoffs.

  29. Hobie Hansen says:

    Bad penalty in OT by Dorsett but I love the guy. He’s cut from the same stone as our boy Prust. Was hoping the Habs could have traded for him but maybe they can get Umberger and Boll from Columbus this summer instead?

  30. HabFanSince72 says:

    Rangers getting keystone coppy in their zone.

  31. Mattyleg says:

    Wow.
    Insane Bruins’ PP.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  32. showey47 says:

    That’s an iffy penalty call to make in overtime

  33. C-Sword says:

    Kings scored on their first shot of the game, 1-0

  34. habs001 says:

    As i have said this before..There really is no goalie in the league that should be criticized on this site…Posters on this site argue the value of gaa,sv and wins and loses based on how it suits there needs..if one stat is poor than the better stat is more important or vice versa…other arguments are that the d in front of the goalie is poor or that the forwards did not score enough goals…basically you can use these arguments for all goalies…I like Price but there is no doubt in my mind the greatest Price supporters on this site would post negative comments if the Leafs or Bruins goalies had the exact playoffs stats that Price has….

    • habs_54321 says:

      price truly is handled with rubber gloves people are scared to criticize based on fear that this is the best we will get from him and that is something people cannot fathom and pretend he is better than he is. in price’s exit interview of the season he admitted that basically he has too be alot better and he needs to get too another level. the most important comment he made though was that he BELIEVES in himself and that he is capable of getting to another level, it sounded like he is accepting the challenge people have given him and i fully anticipate for price to have a career year next season and prove his doubters wrong and show the world he is an elite goalie.

  35. habs001 says:

    What is the Habs achievement goal for next year?…If they think they are cup contenders with Diaz,Gorges,Markov and Cube in the line up they are fooling themselves…watching the playoffs there is no way you can win in the playoffs if 4 of these players are in your line up…But if you are building and trying to give your young players experience you have to get rid of at least a minimum 2 of these players…

    • Mattyleg says:

      …but they were good enough to finish second in the East.
      They are fine d-men, and each of them have their strengths.
      Nobody was looking to trade them when the team was chewing up their opponents.

      Injuries severely hurt this team, as they would hurt any team.
      Defense was arguably not the problem these playoffs, as much as the offense drying up.

      —Hope Springs Eternal—

      • habs001 says:

        Not sure they can handle the west teams and the Habs record vs teams that made the playoffs was only 12-10-3

        • Roy_s_WINK says:

          You are romanticizing the idea of the Western Conference…

          Yes…we didn’t play any teams in the West this year but a team is a team like any other team and can have “off” nights or “on” nights.

          It’s so incredibly subjective.

          This would be like debating who would win in a street fight between Superman (DC) and Nightcrawler (Marvel).

          It’s all speculation.

  36. Propwash says:

    Good game between the Rags and Ruins, onto overtime.

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  37. Mark C says:

    Based on HIO standards Lundqvist isn’t elite or clutch.

  38. Adidess says:

    What a great goaltending duel! -)

  39. Propwash says:

    Wow I wasn’t aware of the Bryzgalov situation in Philly. This guy’s a complete whackjob.

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  40. EricInStL says:

    Hey Roadhouse is on TV…..Pain don’t hurt !!!!!!

  41. Adidess says:

    The one that got away…

    Thank you McDonagh

    • The Jackal says:

      Grr I know… he is a beast.
      Why was he even included if he was just a throw-in?
      What a bad decision, no wonder Timmins was livid when it happened.

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  42. Captain aHab says:

    McDonagh….the guy we had to throw in to secure Gomer :cries:

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  43. EricInStL says:

    Does it make sense for any GM to give any player a contract that’s longer than 4 years ? Look at Brad Richards, man is that a loaded contract. At first everyone wanted Brad Richards but even if the Rangers offered Richards for our #1 draft pick, his contract makes him as bad as Gomer’s contract.

  44. Whatever says:

    Is Lundqvist a better goalie than Price?

    Because he just let in a goal that Price would be crucified for.

  45. Captain aHab says:

    Allrighty then…that brunette on the Molson Canadian Wheat beer ad is r-e-e-d-o-n-c-u-l-o-u-s-l-y hawt.

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  46. Just A Guy says:

    anyone think that was a dive by McQuaid? Not a whole bunch of concern to send him to the quiet/dark room.

  47. Mattyleg says:

    Holy crap, Montreal Impact player Brovsky broke his nose in Wednesday’s match in SIX PLACES and finished the game.

    He had a pile of surgery and won’t be back for a few weeks.
    Here’s the vid of the report:
    http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Montreal/ID/2385651940/

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  48. EricInStL says:

    Man it looked like a piece of MDZ came off once the puck hit his ear, either from his helmet or a piece of his ear ???? Hope not…

  49. Strummer says:

    PK glad he flew 6 time zones for this?

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  50. EricInStL says:

    Very entertaining 1st period up to now

  51. fastfreddy says:

    Just playing around with the present Habs roster for next season. Now barring any trades made by MB and management, we pretty well look like this; Price and Budaj, Subban, Markov, Gorges, Diaz, Bouillion, Emelin(hopefully recovered by playoffs)Tinnordi, Galchenyuk, Gallagher, Eller, Plekanecs, MaxPac, Gionta, DD, Prust, Bourque, and Moen. I’m not certain on Dumont’s contract status, I don’t think he’s signed for next season. I haven’t thrown in Beaulieu, but I think he’l be here if a trade is made. There are about 2 spots on offence for someone to take, either from within( White, Blunden, Dumont) resigned, or from Hamilton Bulldogs. Thoughts…….

    CH = Les Glorieux!!!

    • EricInStL says:

      Well looking at that roster me thinks they will fight for 7 or 8th spot

    • Naslund110 says:

      I have a feeling they are going after 2 ufa. one big d man and a gritty forward. you gotto think kristo is gonna get a shot this year Mb is building this team draft out so any kid in the minors who shows promise is gonna get a shot I would think.

  52. EricInStL says:

    If we forget (how could we) what Chara did to Max, he can legitimately be considered as an MVP candidate for what he brings to the Bruins.

  53. Propwash says:

    Go Rags!

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  54. frontenac1 says:

    Yeah, I always had a soft spot for those Finns. Love those Dudesons too.

  55. EricInStL says:

    Is it an NHL rule that a team must have that annoying train horn after each goal ? You would think that no canadian team needs to wake their fans up after the home team scores a goal. Maybe a loud groan after the other team scores…..

    • Roy_s_WINK says:

      Every team has a different horn my friend!

      The Boston “Foghorn” is a classic sound and is intended to drive the opponents crazy.

      Look no further than the Washington Capital’s goal horn and you will understand the sheer meaning of what I am talking about. Cop sirens and Zombie Nation blaring…I rest my case.

  56. Steven says:

    Here’s a question for you guys:

    If no trades or anything are done over the summer, who is our 1st Centre next year?

    Personally, I say it’s time Eller get that role. Plekanec #2. Galchenyuk moved to centre next year

    • punkster says:

      I don’t usually play these games but…what the heck.

      It’s Eller’s role to win, or Pleks role to lose…only if you view it as a 1st or 2nd role or a prestige role or whatever.

      I see it this way…who is the best suited to centre the top left and right wingers?

      We won’t know who those two are until the season rolls out…think Max and Cole expectations and how that worked out this year.

      I would expect some line juggling/trial by fire for the first month or so before any sort of 1st or 2nd becomes clear…and even then the way MT likes to juggle most lines (those not containing DD anyways) we could never see a clear 1st or 2nd.

      ***SUBBANGIN’ NOW BABY!!!***

    • Naslund110 says:

      I am sorry but DD has to go. he is too small for our needs and too many games he looks lost. eller #1 pleks #2 chucky #3

      there are some interesting UFA available this year so who knows.

      I personally have a really good feeling about our management team I think Mb isn’t gonna dick around if he thinks it needs to be done he is gonna do it. no one is safe

      max/eller/gally
      gio/pleks/borque
      kristo-bournival/chucky/prust.. kids line 2.0
      army/Halpern/moen
      white/quailer/schultz

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  58. frontenac1 says:

    Shootouts! I hate that frikkin soccer crap.PK should have pasted a Swede while he had the chance.

  59. Niklas says:

    Hey J.J! På lördag smäller det, ska vi säga 4-1 till Sverige?? ;-)
    Good luck to the finnish lions and let’s hope for an exciting game!
    Heja Sverige!

  60. SteverenO says:

    @ Loonie (with all due respect)

    In the previous thread You wrote:
    . Let’s take the per minute analysis of team play out of the equation for just a second. Desharnais finished the regular season at minus two.
    He was on the ice for eight more even strength seconds per game than Pacioretty, twenty one seconds more per game than Gallagher.
    And yet Desharnais was on the ice for six more even strength goals against than Pacioretty and ten more than Gallagher.
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    Talk about “bending and twisting”. You state that DD was on for 8 more seconds per game than Maxppac (true) and 21 seconds more per game than Gallagher (false- DD played 1 minutes and 58 seconds more per game at even strength than Gallagher 13:27vs 11:29), which besides being completely untrue is completely irrelevant.
    DD played a total of 645 minutes at even strength, MaxPac played 586 minutes, and Gallagher played 506.
    Comparing apples to apples (minutes to minutes) MaxPac allowed one goal against every 21 minutes, Gallagher one every 20 minutes and DD one every 19 minutes. Very little difference between them as it should be because they all played the majority of their even strength minutes together as a line.
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    You wrote:

    Conversely, Desharnais was on the ice for 32 even strength goals for, or two less than scored against if you prefer. Pacioretty was on for four more goals for in less ice-time and Gallagher was on the ice for three more goals for with less ice-time.
    Who’s the driver of the good offense and bad defense again?

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    Desharnais was on for one goal every 20 minutes , Pacioretty one goal every 16 minutes and Gallagher one goal every 14 minutes, So you are correct in saying that the wingers (MaxPac and Gally) were more productive offensively than was DD, however I don’t quite get your point. I compared DD to the other centers on the team, and offensively his productivity ( one goal per 20 minutes) was basically equivalent to Eller’s (one goal per 19 minutes), and better than Plekanec, (one goal per 25 minutes). The other centers like Ryan White ( one goal per 43 minutes and Halpern one goal per 74 minutes) were nowhere even in the same ballpark. The only Centerman on the Habs that came close to DD and Eller’s numbers offensively was Chucky (one goal every 16 minutes) and he played most of the time on the wing.

    I never made a claim that anyone was a “driver” of offense or defense. I believe that everyone makes a contribution to their lines offensive and defensive production… but lets discuss “drivers”.How do you derive from these numbers that Gallagher and MaxPac are the “drivers” of the offense?
    If you want to look at wingers numbers The other wingers on the team Bourque, (every 29 minutes) Gionta (every 26 minutes and Ryder (every 22 minutes) who rarely played with DD were less productive than MaxPac and Gally who mostly played with DD. The “exception” would be Prust (every 19 minutes) and Chucky (every 16 minutes) who were even close to the production that DD’s regular wingers managed.
    In fact, I doubt that MaxPac and Gallagher would be “better off” playing with another center when you consider that their numbers of- one goal per 16, and one goal 14, minutes of even strength TOI were BETTER than the top scoring wingers in the league, Stamkos, Saint-Louis, Kane, Zetterberg (all at 17 minutes per goal scored) and Ovechkin one goal scored every 19 minutes .
    Again , it seems like you are the one bending and twisting numbers to try and justify your dislike of Desharnais, just as you always try to bend and twist the stats to try and make your favorite goalie seem better than his performance indicates.

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    You wrote:
    Your stats work against you here. Case in point. Plekanec was a plus five. On the ice for twenty-seven es goals for and twenty-four goals against. Eller was on the ice for thirty goals for and twenty-two against.
    So you see it isn’t the statistics but how you look at them. You for example take the stats we’re both referencing here and bend them, twist them, contort them to suit your agenda.
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    As I have shown above the only one who is bending and contorting , and in fact the only one who has an “agenda” is you. Citing goals for and against without measuring the frequency (e.g. per minute if ice time) does not prove ,or disprove anything
    I don’t have an agenda, I don`t love, or hate, any players. I am a fan of the team and of all the players who play on the team, I believe that (almost) ANY player good enough to get to the NHL can contribute to a winning team if they are used properly. I simply lay out the numbers without ANY bending shaping or twisting, so that when people read posters like you claiming this guy is great and the other guy stinks without ANY BASIS IN FACT, they can see that the poster lacks the necessary objectivity and are simply displaying their own personal biases towards, or against, that specific player.
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    You wrote:
    Plekanec conceded five less even strength goals for to Desharnais but was far more efficient defensively with ten less goals against at even strength.
    Eller had two less even strength goals for with significantly lesser quality linemates and yet conceded 22 goals to Desharnais’ 34. Or plus four if you prefer.
    Both Plekanec and Eller were better on the powerplay.
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    Yes Plekanec was more effective defensively, but it could be argued that he played with more responsible wingers (Gionta, Bourque and Ryder, versus Gallagher and MaxPac)
    Eller had a terrific season playing mostly with Chucky and Prust on his wings , All three of them were excellent on both ends of the ice. I never claimed that DD was “better” than Eller or Plekanec, only that he was an effective centerman, and certainly NOT a “problem” that this team need worry about. Finally, you were right about ONE thing, Plek and Eller were far better on the PP. (I believe that the reason is because neither of them played almost exclusively with Gallagher who was the worst, BY FAR, of the HABS on the PP this season.
    The numbers clearly indicate that when Gallagher is on the ice the team scores almost equally as frequently at even strength (one goal per 14 minutes) than they do on the PP (one goal per 12 minutes).
    EVERY single other HABS forward shows a significant advantage on goal scoring frequency on the PP except for Gallagher.

    Player / minutes per goal Even strength/ mins per goal PP

    Gallagher/14 MPG ES / 12 MPG PP
    Ryder/ 22 MPG ES / 6 MPG PP
    Plekanec/ 25 MPG ES / 7 MPG PP
    Gionta/ 26 MPG ES / 8.6 MPG PP
    Bourque/ 29 MPG ES / 7.4 MPG PP
    Desharnais/ 20 MPG ES /8.7 MPG PP
    Pacioretty/ 16 MPG PP /8.5 MPG PP
    No bending, shaping or contorting, Gallagher was the worst PP performer on the team. The fact that The coaching staff did not recognize this OBVIOUS fact, and continued to play him, allowing him to play 103 minutes on the PP is the biggest cause of concern for this team going forward.
    **************************************************
    you also wrote: Why don’t we strip that hooker you call plus minus down? Whadya say? Let’s get rid of the designer dress and make-up and expose the street walker she is..
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    I will let the readers determine exactly who, and what are being “exposed” here.

    There is NO moire accurate reflection of a players contribution to this team over the course of the year than his plus and minus. “normalizing ” the numbers by calculating the “per minute” equivalents simply gives the statistic much more accuracy and eases the comparison between players. Accusing me of “bending and shaping and contorting” numbers when I have done no such thing only exposes your ignorance Loonie, and I say so with all due respect.

    regards,

    Steve O.

  61. habs_54321 says:

    what are everyones predictions for the team canada olympic defence? pick 7 dmen

    im very concerned about the 2014 USA olympic team with quick in goal they will be a serious favorite to win gold. I believe this 2014 canada team must be extremely offensively loaded in order to be capable of score enough goals to win against that USA team, i have a feeling quick will win back to back stanley cups plus an olympic gold to go along with back to back conn smythe and olympic MVP cementing himself as a surefire hall of famer at only 25 years old

    • Bill says:

      Easy.

      Subban, Webber, Letang, Seabrook, Doughty, Keith, Staal, Boumeester.

      And by the way, Quick is merely mortal, haha. Your build-up of him is hilarious. Back to back Cups and Olympic Gold, eh? Let’s wait and see. Quick is getting fantastic defence right now much as he did last year.

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    • ont fan says:

      Canadian or USA teams usually don’t win outside North America in the Olympics. At least not in the last 60 years.

  62. Danno says:

    That 6-1 score on the HIO scoreboard can come down now

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  63. habsfan0 says:

    So PK gets an all expenses paid trip to Stockholm,plays 1 hockey game..and that’s it?

    Does he at least have some time for touring? I hear the blonds are nice in Sweden.

  64. Danno says:

    Did Ruff explain why he didn’t use Stamkos in the shootout?

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  65. Mattyleg says:

    Well guys, that sucked.

    What sucked even more was that I wasn’t able to finish the blog.

    Sometimes during World Championship Quarter-Final Shootouts, the most important thing in the world is to force your boyfriend to go to an Antique shop to buy a medicine cabinet.

    And sometimes that Antique store is closed and you miss the end of the game for nothing.

    Thanks for all the positive feedback, folks!
    I had fun doing it!

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  66. CalgaryHab says:

    My first thought is ‘this is really going to hurt Canada’s world ranking’
    Quickly followed by ‘I never have cared for the IIHF, their rankings or tournament for that matter’
    Still more upset about the Habs departure from the play-offs

  67. SmartDog says:

    I like that photo of Plekanec.

    He looks like he’s going to star in the next Prison Break series!

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  68. Danno says:

    If PK’s shot in the second period wasn’t a fraction of a second too late Canada would be in the medals round.

    Damn him for being unable to make time stand still.

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  69. H.Upmann says:

    Look at the size of that thing!

  70. Greg says:

    I haven’t figured it out yet, but somehow I have a nagging feeling that this is Carey Price’s fault.

  71. HammerHab says:

    Didn’t watch a second of this game but no doubt Subban is the reason they lost. He runied the chemistry this team had going. Unbelievable.

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  72. J.J. of Turku says:

    I feel bad for you guys. On the other hand last time finns played agaist sweds at this level in Globen, Stockholm, we won gold.

    My wife is happy… I refuse to speak swedish to her today…

    I’m going to cheer like an idiot for team Suisse.

    Bazinga!

    • SmartDog says:

      Good looks and a Swedish wife too! What a lucky guy!

      Good luck Fins!

      PS: I had a friend when I was a kid named Teklenburg. Pretty sure he was Finnish. Does that sound right?

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      • J.J. of Turku says:

        I’d say that sounds more like a town in southern Sweden or Denmark. Allthough ‘berg’ is a very common ending in finnish (and swedish) family names. Could be something like Tallberg or Tellberg?

        Bazinga!

        • SmartDog says:

          I might have the spelling wrong (it was 30+ years ago) but I have the name right.. .and pretty sure he was from Finland…

          Wait a minute. His parents owned a restaurant.
          Wow. Thank you Google!
          This is the name:
          Teklenburg’s Sea Food Restaurant

          His first name (at least what we called him) was Frank.

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          • J.J. of Turku says:

            @ Smart Dog: Teklenburg is also a town in Germany. I had to google too. :D
            My guess is that one of his parents is from Finland?

            Bazinga!

          • SmartDog says:

            Must be something like that. I’m pretty sure his parents were from Finland… they spoke with accents. Maybe their origins are just German or they were from Germany but trying to avoid the whole “German thing”. You know. Like Americans say they’re from Canada. :)

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    • Danno says:

      Ask her what the word Subban means in Swedish.

      Then run like hell…

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      • J.J. of Turku says:

        Heh…
        She don’t use that word… :D

        She Told me that it’s a huge difference, because subba is the basic word for that. She can be playing with me too… :D

        Bazinga!

    • J.Ambrose.OBrien says:

      I’d love to see Le Suisse win!

      I remember Dec. 31, 1975

    • B says:

      J.J., Any idea why there are always so many empty seats at these games? Are the ticket prices way too expensive? Good luck to Finland, they always compete hard at the international tournaments.

      –Go Habs Go!–

      • J.J. of Turku says:

        Hi,

        I’d say the main reason is the idiotic prices in those tickets. For example last year in Finland, opening round pointless game: lowest price FIN – Kazakstan 155 euros (almost 200$). This year Finland – Slovakia lowest price 208 euros. So, it’s got to be the price.

        Bazinga!

  73. bwoar says:

    I blame Subban. He’s got a lot of maturing to do if he ever wants his shots to start beating buzzers.

    “thoroughbred”

  74. FormalWare says:

    Half a second was the difference – the half-second between the 2nd period buzzer and PK’s blast hitting the twine.


    WWSD (What Would SubbieDoo?)

  75. FormalWare says:

    First!

    WWSD (What Would SubbieDoo?)


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