What teams will medal?

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  1. canucksfan

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    Predcit where the teams will finish.

    Here's mine

    1.USA
    2.Russia
    3.Canada
    4.Czech Republic
    5.Finland
    6.Sweden
    7.Slovakia
    8.Switzerland
    9.Norway
    10.Latvia
     
  2. CH Wizard

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    1.USA
    2.Canada
    3.Czech Republic
    4.Finland
    5.Russia
    6.Sweden
    7.Slovakia
    8.Switzerland
    9.Latvia
    10.Norway

    Slovakia is underrated imo.
     
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    1. Canada
    2. Russia
    3. Finland
    4. Czech Republic or USA
    5. Czech Republic or USA
    6. Slovakia
    7. Sweden
     
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    1. CZE
    2. RUS
    3. USA
    4. CAN
    5. FIN
    6. SWI
    7. LTV
    8. SVK
    9. SWE
    10. NRW

    This year we will see a surprise, Sweden gets knocked out by Latvia. Mark my words
     
  5. An Ape called Yoko

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    I really doubt that. The swedish team consists of players who are pretty much regulars in SEL.

    The depth haven´t been this good in a swedish junior team in several years. Its good to be underrated though.
     
  6. espo*

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    Good picks but we have to see just what the competition brings,we don't know that yet.On talent............you're not far off.
     
  7. insider

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    Latvia has better players than years past. They are vastly underrated.
     
  8. An Ape called Yoko

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    im sure they have. They have three players who plays in Sweden. But they are very mediocre and I have seen them play. They wouldn´t be in Swedens third or fourth national team.

    Sweden has really great depth, and players who have been playing fast-paced hockey whole year in SEL. Our team might look weaker than last year, but its really not. Its stronger because of the depth.

    If your looking at drafted players and doing an estimation based on that... your far off. You do know that Sweden could have had a team, where all players were drafted right?
     
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    I didn't... and I do. They play Russia, the Czechs, Latvia and Slovakia. Thats a tough division. I'm not convinced in Sweden's goaltending, and Slovakia's Valent is underrated. Latvia will be take lightly. After Russia and The Czechs, they'll pb give Mr. Backup a chance againt them.

    just my 2 cents
     
  10. espo*

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    What percentage of youyr guys played in the sel last year and what are the junior leagues like there?
     
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    The goalies Magnus Ã…kerlund, Daniel Larsson and hugewinger, Johan Ryno, played in Allsvenskan (tier2, second best league in Sweden). Ryno could have played in SEL as well.. as he is a top-player in allsvenskan.

    Alexander Edler, Oscar Sundh, Johannes Salmonsson and Fredrik Pettersson played in CHL, and Nicklas Bergfors in the AHL.

    The rest are regulars in SEL. Not one player has played swedish jr hockey in this squad, which is something unique.
     
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    1) Switzerland - Copper
    2) Latvia - Led
    3) Norway - Alloy

    4) Czech Republic
    5) Russia
    6) Finland
    7) Sweden
    8) Slovakia

    Moved to the B Pool
    9) Canada
    10) USA
     
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    1. US
    2. Russia
    3. Canada
     
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    1. Canada
    2. USA
    3. Czechs
    4. Russia
     
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    1. Czech Republic
    2. USA
    3. Canada
    4. Finland
    5. Russia
    6. Sweden
    7. Slovakia
    8. Switzerland
    9. Latvia
    10. Norway
     
  17. C-J...*

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    Ever since Foppa/Näslund & Sundström 100 years ago, our juniors has been pittyful..


    We have alot of Swedes that becomes late bloomers, dont ask me why.


    Just look at Alfie and Näslund, they sucked until they reached the mid 20:s.


    And then there´s Salo, he sucked 0-27 and then from 29 and onward, hehe..
     
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    1. Finland (homer vote)
    2. USA
    3. Canada
     
  19. espo*

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    Thanks,interesting.The rumors i've been hearing is that Sweden will ice a good team this year.
     
  20. SChan*

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    by this thread nobody seems to think that. I am glad we're the underdogs this time.
     
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    1- CANADA (on superb goaltending from Pogge :bow: haha, a guy can dream can't he?)
    2- Russia (Malkin scores 15 goals...while sitting on the bench...just watch what he does on the ice :eek: )
    3- USA (Kessel's head explodes from the amazing play of Malkin)
     
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    1. Canada
    2. USA
    3. Czeck
    4. Russia
    5. Finland
     
  23. espo*

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    it isn't in the information i've been getting,i hear they will be improved this year while maybe not medaling.They out-shot the U.S in their game,it's exhibition of course but i think it shows they can be competitive this year.A gold is most likely not in the cards but they may sneak in for a medal.They've still got their work cut out for them though.I'll be keeping a close eye on Backstrom this tourney,from what i've heard he's the best prospect Sweden has produced in awhile.
     
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    1. USA
    2. Russia
    3. Canada
    4. Finland
    5. Czech Republic
    6. Sweden
    7. Slovakia
    8. Switzerland
    9. Norway
    10. Latvia
     
  25. An Ape called Yoko

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    A medal will of course be difficult to achieve, but not impossible. The team is deep enough to challenge the best teams in the tourney. On paper it looks really good too, although we don´t have many stars.

    On the other hand, its been like that before. I remember our players born 80 had Henrik Zetterberg, Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Christian Bäckman etc... they came in fifth place... The year after our extremely weak agegroup born 81 with Niklas Kronwall, Jonas Andersson etc came in fourth place.

    I think we are still producing top-talent that will be great players in the NHL, but most of the time our players are latebloomers, because of other reasons.
     
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