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10-31-2011, 04:26 AM
J17 Vs Proclamation
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Originally Posted by Alessandro Seren Rosso View Post
This is not really a good argument, it's like saying exclude Crosby and the US won the Olympics...
I dont think it's a wise speech to say "exclude x,y" they are the teams' best players and they have a purpose in being so
Most teams who win events don't do it like Russia did last year. They could have lost all 3 big games. Finland outplayed them for nesrly 60 minutes, Sweden were the better team for large stretches and got lazy, Canada were cruising for 2 periods.

Yes it seems absurd to say "Take out X and Y" and they don't win, but Russia were so dependant two players (More so than any previous winner i can remember) that it seems apt. Take out Canada's best player (Probably Schenn) and they still make the finals. Take our the best US player and they have the depth to make up for it. Sweden lost Landeskog early and were still IMO a better balanced and greater depth team than Russia.

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