Thread: GDT: U-18 WJC Day 5
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04-16-2012, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by zorz View Post
Based on the game against the US and 2 periods against Canada, I think the US is much stronger and it's not really close. I think they take gold again this time.
USA is one of the favourites, but what about Sweden? I think they have more offensive talent than USA. During 5 Nations tournament in February both Sweden and Finland won this USNTDP team, so it's not like they are unbeatable. Most players from Team USA have played together for 2 seasons and it shows. Other teams might improve their teamwork and chemistry as the tournament advances. Plus the way the play-off rounds are played (one win to advance), pretty much anything can happen there.

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