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Entries with the tag: 2011 iihf world championships
This year’s IIHF World Championships have been pretty wild. Some countries have played much better than expected and others haven’t performed as well as expected. Finland is always expected to be in the medal hunt, but this year, they’re being accused of being lucky rather than good.
There’s a story on the story on the IIHF home page about how Finland, and specifically Tuomo Ruutu, a href=“http://www.iihf.com/channels-11/iihf-world-championship-wc11/news/news-singleview-2011/article/bounces-players-best-friend.html?tx_ttnews[backPid]=4926&cHash=3de9549f67”>has been in the right place at the right time with a lot of frequency.
Finland is no stranger to luck at the IIHF tournament. I’m sure we all remember the 2008 game between Finland and the USA, when Ville Koistinen was credited with a goal that should not have counted. More on that in a bit. This year, they’ve been the benefactor of some lucky bounces, but the bottom line is that they’ve put themselves in the spot to reap those benefits. The harder you work, the more good luck you will have. Something like that, anyway.