How can anyone suggest that Canada is over-hyped? On paper folks Canada has the best team this year, and as long as I can remember this is the best team on paper. Canada had the best team last year, the same the year before, and the same the year before, and so on, except for the year they came seventh. Think about it like this. Over the course of the last 10 years Canada has been the most consistent by far. Same with the last 5 years. You wanna judge it on last year? Canada had the best team on paper then too, then blew one period in the final game. Let's judge it on last year if you want in a diff way. Who has the most returning players? CANADA. Who has the highest ranked prospects? CANADA Who has the most skill on paper? CANADA Who has the biggest D? CANADA Biggest Forwards? CANADA Best scorers? CANADA Best line? CANADA On paper, Canada has the best team. Just like at the world cup, just like at the olympics. Even if Canada by some twist of fate does not win, I'm not, and I hope other hockey fans don't, jump on the random teams bandwagon who does win, because they won't be back the next year. Canada will always be there. Go player by player. How can Canada be overhyped? Take our SILVER MEDAL WINNING(gold medal should have been) TEAM from last year, remove 12 of the best players, age them, add Patrice Bergeron and 10 other young guns, and that is why it is the best team ever assembled ON PAPER. I stress the last two words. But for the naysayers, during and before the World Cup you harped on Canada saying they wouldn't win, and their team was overrated. Didn't see you after the final game, after Canada finished UNDEFEATED. This time, I'll be here if Canada loses, I expect the same from the bashers if Canada dominates.