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January 06, 2011

Canada Suffers Epic Collapse in World Junior Fiinal : Call it unbelievable, surreal, bizarre, other-worldly.

It was all of those things as Canada, seemingly on cruise control to the world junior championship, shocked 18,690 partisans Wednesday night with an all-time choke job to lose 5-3 to Russia. It was the third time in as many games the Russians were seemingly out of contention when they came back to win.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 09:20 AM - 5 comments

I wonder what excuses the Canadians are going to come u with. They are so full of themselves.

posted by JohnSoCal at 10:19 AM on January 06

I wonder what excuses the Canadians are going to come u with. They are so full of themselves.

Huh? Bitter, much?

Every one of the kids that was interviewed after the game refused to come up with an excuse. They simply stopped working as hard as they should, let the Russians back in the game, and couldn't get it going again when they needed it.

Not that I think it would have made much of a difference, but the Canadian coach (Cameron) should have called a timeout after the second Russian goal, and not waited for the third one.

posted by grum@work at 10:42 AM on January 06

Looks like the Russians had a little to much fun celebrating.

posted by Debo270 at 11:22 AM on January 06

JohnSoCal, the team that needs to answer questions is the USA squad. Pre-tournament favorites, home ice, reigning champs, out before the final. As a neutral cheering for one of the smaller countries to win their semi-final loss was the biggest flop of the tournament, a soft effort.

Good on the Russians tho'. 3 great comebacks and once they got rolling they were fun to watch.

posted by deflated at 11:57 AM on January 06

I wonder what excuses the Canadians are going to come u with. They are so full of themselves.

Yes and no. We are most assuredly full of ourselves, but we know the fucking game better than anyone. That was a full on choke, combined with a helluva streaky opponent who were in a different league in that third period. No excuses anywhere.

No one else cares about this anyway. If you just want to soak up the hurt, then have your fill.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:32 PM on January 06

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