Top 4 countries?

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    Which are the top 4 teams in men's hockey today?

    I would say
    Canada
    Sweden
    Russia
    USA

    Do you agree or disagree with me?
     
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    canada
    sweden
    russia
    finland
     
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    1. Canada
    2. Sweden
    3. USA
    4. Russia
     
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    Canada
    Russia
    Sweden
    Finland

    I think Russia is being slightly underrated. They're offence is second only to Canada, and Bobrovsky and Vasilevsky are both incredible. Their defence is also in a better shape than ever before.

    They still don't come close to Canada though:)
     
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    Canada
    USA
    Sweden
    Finland
     
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    Canada
    USA - more balanced than Russia
    Russia - fantastic forwards
    Sweden
     
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    Olympic Athletes from Russia
     
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    Canada - for now
    USA

    Sweden

    Finland
     
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    Canada
    Sweden
    Russia
    Finland and USA is close, but I’ll go USA
     
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    1. Canada
    2. USA

    3. Sweden

    4. Finland/Russia
     
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    Today:
    Canada
    Sweden
    USA
    Finland

    2022:
    Finland
    USA
    Canada
    Sweden
     
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    Cheers! ;)!
     
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    Canada
    Sweden
    USA
    Russia/Finland
     
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    USA? Last time when USA made the IIHF final game was 1960.

    Canada-Russia-Sweden-Finland--USA/Swiss/Czech
     
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    Their best-on-best roster is pretty strong though.
     
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    Who cares if they never care to play?
     
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    Yes but the USA has very strong NHL-Power. On best on best they gain good results(Winner world cup of hockey 96 and finalists olympics 2002 and 10).
     
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    Finland/Russia
     
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    I think the question top 4 nations is al little bit unlucky(sorry)! We ve Top 5 in Hockey World! It s difficult to disguise Russia or Finland.
     
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    I like how you use the IIHF worlds as your argument and then put 3 teams in your top 4 that didn't even medal this year. :thumbu:

    Best on best USA is in the top 4, which is the original question.
     
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    Which are the top 4 teams in men's hockey today?

    That was the question.

    And anybody not putting the USA in the top 4 is only doing it because of anti-American sentiment. The USA has the best talent and depth other than Canada. There really shouldn't be much argument there.
     
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    I think USA is in top 4 but are they better than Sweden and Russia? I don't think so. If USA has so much depth then why can't they win IIHF World championships? Or even play in the final since 1960?
     
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    Sweden
    USA
    Russia
     
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    If Olympics are best on best how is Russia in your top 4 and above USA if they haven't won a medal since 2002 when they won a Bronze? In that same time frame US has 2 Silvers and 3/4 of their eliminations came from Canada ofc. Obviously 2018 doesn't count unless you're going to tell me KHLers vs College kids is best on best. lol

    Sweden sure I can understand some people rating them above the US. I disagree since I believe in recent drafts US has filled their positional need better than Sweden. Sweden can add all the great defensemen in the world, you still only play 6 generally lol! But Russia? Nah.

    Just make a 2018 or 2022 roster with the best players and try and tell me USA isn't at least 2nd now.
     
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