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Since: 2.1.02
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So --

Is this torpedo thing for real or just an example of a European country being quicker to adjust to the international game (larger ice, no red line)?

I certainly wouldn't have expected this kind of shellacking by any of the gold medal favorites.

How will this effect the goalie rotation and/or Cujo's "goalie psyche?"





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Under no circumstances should a team be able to make 50-60 foot passes on a regular basis. The Canadian defensemen played a horrible game letting the Swedes get behind them on a consistant basis. It could be a case of the Canadian players not used to the larger ice surface and lack of a red line. It will be interesting to see how Canada bounces back against Germany.

To stop the Torpedo I would have my Center play around the face-off circle cutting off the center ice area. Force the Swedes to complete long passes against the boards where you can have your defensemen cut off the rushing forwards. A couple of back checks when they are circling around would also help.

Goaltending was Canada's question mark with Cujo and Brodeur having average seasons so far. Canada does have 3 more games to put it together since the first four games are just for seeding purposes.



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Oh man the defence flat out abandonded Cujo, interesting to note though that Canada's 2 goals came from defencemen :P



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Canada looked prepared for the Torpedo.

Too bad their defensemen decided to stop playing good, basic defense when they needed it, and too bad Curtis Joseph decided to pick THAT day to do a piss-poor Dominik Hasek impersonation flopping about on the ice.





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