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05-25-2010, 02:06 PM
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Again, I've got no intention to belittle the individual performance of some of the German players. But you make a few points that are worth responding.
To the point, the Czechs had beaten France, Latvia, Canada, Finland and Sweden (twice). I guess it's pretty unimpressive compared to Germany beating the Americans, Denmark, Slovakia and Switzerland...
I disagree. You mentioned Jágr and Vokoun. Rolinek was the team's captain and easily one of the best two-way forwards in the tournament. Rozsíval stood out in our defence.
And yes, in such a short tournament, one or two games don't make a difference. There's no difference between being eliminated in the quarter-finals or playing the gold-medal game, there's no difference between finishing fourth or getting the gold medal.
Btw, MPVs from the IIHF WCH since 2005:
Joe Thornton (Canada; finished 2nd)
Niklas Kronwall (Sweden; finished 1st)
Rick Nash (Canada, finished 1st)
Dany Heatley (Canada, finished 2nd)
Ilya Kovalchuk (Russia, finished 1st)
The pattern is obvious.
you cant compare that, never has been such an Underdog like Gemrany in the Semis.
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