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11-07-2012, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by J17 Vs Proclamation View Post
This team is objectively still significantly behind the Russians, Swedes, Americans and Canadiens in terms of ability. I'd also argue Finland has a significantly stronger squad which is much more suited to the European ice.

So on paper whilst this years rendition looks stronger, i still think when we compare it to the competition, they will struggle. Not to say they cannot cause an upset or go quite far, but we must also be realistic.
That's pretty much what I am thinking. Even though I guess I am a bit more optimistic but yeah, you're right.
I think it would be one of the best teams on tournament like ten years ago when junior development programs in Canada, USA or Sweden weren't at their best times. Now the competition is just too strong. This team is solid and without a doubt one of the strogest czech junior teams for some quite time. But it is still not good enough to be true competitor for a medal. I guess.
Still, we could surprise few people.

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