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05-17-2010, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Tritsche View Post
for me it is obvious that the czech republik play an horrible first period and after the first 20 minutes they've starte to play a little better. It was all in all just not enough. On the other hand the swiss played in the first period the best hockey they can and play the last 40 minutes ok.If all goes the normal way and the czech have all player (nhl) they will win 8 of 10 games.
During the Olympics in 2006, the czech republic had their best players and Switzerland still beat them 2-3.

Shall i also remind you that Switzerland NEVER had the chance to put its best rosters. Even in Vancouver, many of the best players of the Swiss NLA were absent, for example, Bartschi, Guggisberg, Gardner, Reto Van Arx, Michel Riesen, Marcel Jenni etc.. defensemen such Beat Forster, Julien Vauclair and Roman Josi were all absents too.

I wonder with all those players missing, Switzerland could have beaten Canada and the US...We will never know, unfortunately...

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