Potential Surprise Team

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  1. Bloody Sabbath

    Bloody Sabbath Registered User

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    Canada is the front runner for the Gold...most agree.
    Which country do you think has the greatest chance to upset, and take gold?

    I think Sweden has a good chance. Four solid lines and a good defence core...and this time they have a reliable goalie.
     
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    I agree with Sweden...This is going to be the strongest team they have had and their goaltending is gonna put on a helluva show.
     
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    Sweden,Russia,Czech and Slovakia, in that order.

    Slovakia is always the most dominant offensively, with Meszaros emerging as a great defenseman, and Budaj potentially being a better goaltender then Lasak, their chances became alot better.

    I think Sweden and Russia will be the top teams gunning to take the gold away from Canada.
     
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    Watch out for the Slovaks. Lots of firepower up front and very solid defense. I think they're going to suprise alot of people.
     
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    Sweden, Russia and the Czech Republic wouldn't really be suprises if they win the gold.
    They all have a solid team with great offensive power, a steady defense and all of them have one or two good goaltenders.

    A real upset would be a team like Slovakia or Finland.
    Everybody knows they have a great line-up, but they are no ones favorite.

    I would watch out for Slovakia.
    They are far better than most people give them credit for..
     
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    Remember Sweden skated Canada out of the rink in 2002.

    Only the massive upset by Belarus prevented a medal round rematch.
     
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    I still cannot believe that upset :shakehead
     
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    Tommy Salo was spectacular until the Belarus match.
    He won against the Czech Republic and against Canada.

    The Belarus match was a turning point in his career.
    But he wasn't the one to blame.

    The game should never have been that close.
     
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