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Old 08-22-2004, 04:09 PM   #1
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World Cup of Hockey, 2004

Training camp is already under way. Mario Lemieux has been named team captain by you know who I have a feeling Mario will totally dominate and put everyone else to shame. I think Canada are still the favourites. Thoughts?
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hockey?

I predict an australia vs. the netherlands final
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Ladies and men?

I do hope that will be 2 more gold medals for the Netherlands.

*didn't see Canada competing though*

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That's "World Cup", not Olympics, boys!

Besides, field hockey doesn't count.

(When I was in India, I found it amusing that I'd have to specify "ice" for hockey, where as here in Canada I have to specify "field" for hockey when talking about the "other" hockey....ah, the tapestry of world cultures.)
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Despite that my boy isn't on the roster, I am rooting for the Czech Republic, as always.
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That's "World Cup", not Olympics, boys!
of course we're talking about the world cup
otherwise I would have predicted germany vs the netherlands instead of australia vs. the netherlands

I'm fairly sure hockey was being played before some drunk students decided that they could also play that game on ice


my favourites for the ice ( ) hockey world cup:
Canada
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Old 08-22-2004, 05:32 PM   #7
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Ah, I stand corrected. You do have a point - field hockey did come first. But really, they are two different sports altogether. They have about as much in common as football (and that's soccer to my fellow N. Americans) has with field hockey.

On a side note, why is it that American football is called "football" at all? It's mostly played with the hands, not the feet! I'm with the rest of the wold on this one - soccer to me is football.
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I predict that this World Cup will be a stellar flop in the ratings, seeing as the Olympics will be just ended.

Either way I hope canada wins.
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I think all of Canada will watch the World Cup with lots of interest to take our minds of the PATHETIC performance we're putting in at the olympics. I agree with Griffiths, Mario (the greatest pure god-given talent in hockey ever) will dominate.
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I agree with Griffiths, Mario (the greatest pure god-given talent in hockey ever) will dominate.
He probably did have the most physical talent, I agree.

Not the best player ever though.

Let's rock.



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"He probably did have the most physical talent, I agree.

Not the best player ever though.

Let's rock. "

Agreed.
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hmm...

where are the games being played?

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Mario is completely washed up.
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Not the best player ever though.

Let's rock.
Oh how I've missed this.

I'm disappointed that there have been so many dropouts for the Russian squad. If they had Khabibulin, Federov, and a good portion of their star talent, the tournament would be much more interesting.

Personally I would find it incredibly boring if Canada won this year, even though the Americans did embarrass the team 8 years back. In my opinion the loss of size on defence and the slightly diluted skill will cost Canada the trophy, and the Americans or Finland will take the prize. With Kiprusoff, the Koivu brothers, the Ruutu brothers, and Selanne, I think the Fins have the potential to do it (and they have placed decently at the olympics the past few times). Apparently nhl.com did a story on their team today, so if you think I'm stark-raving mad check things out from a less embittered source.

Go Suomi.

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Selanne's Hart is still in Winnipeg, let's face it.

(Yes, meant to be a clever pun. )
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