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08-18-2009, 03:51 PM
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Anderson9 is correct

I am surprised to be saying this, but Anderson9 is correct: Canada would do itself a favour by playing down its chances - which really shouldn't be so hard to do insofar as there are at least three teams (maybe even four teams) that have legitimate chances vis-a-vis winning the gold. Historically, canadian teams have played their best hockey when they embrace the role of underdog; being the "prohibitive favourite" has often resulted in the red and white under-performing or struggling under the weight of great expectations. If Canada wants to win gold, the team will have to take on an unbending focus, an iron will, will have to appreciate the dangers posed by all teams in the tourney (which should not be hard to do); Canada should also recognize that players cannot be played if they are not doing the job - regardless of their stature or veteran seniority. if all this happens and the canadians receive top-notch goaltending (and better coaching than it has received at the previous three olympiads) then canada should do fine.

We'll all know in about six months, I guess

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