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12-03-2012, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by SoundAndFury View Post
I doubt Canadians will be all that impressive on the big ice. Canada usually looks awful in the WC despite all the talent they have and I expect more of the same in WJC. Obviously that won't be a problem against most of the teams but I will be quite surprised if Canada wins gold.
Canada certainly does have a problem playing on the bigger ice. IMO this is a scouting and coaching and practice issue. It'll be interesting to see if Brass comes in prepared or if they use the same old tired strategy that has failed us in the WC for 3 years (though I will say sometimes you just get bad luck).

As far as teams that can beat Canada? Russia, Sweden, US, Finland are always gamers, and the Swiss have our number. Also the Czechs and Slovaks are always up to play. We can be beaten by any team in the tournament.

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