WJC Tournament Predictions
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12-10-2012, 10:17 AM
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USA always competes. Their focus on skating certainly helps in this regard. We won't be able to see an answer until the QF, where USA will likely play the 2nd seed.
Being placed in a pool with Canada and Russia in a lockout year is very tough. Luckily, Germany should be the worst team in the tournament, so all USA needs to do is beat Slovakia to secure the playoff round. The other side is tougher with the bottom two teams. Switzerland and Latvia are capable of possibly throwing an upset win in the mix in that pool.
Not really directed at you, but I think the US is going to make some of the posters on here look silly.
Every team has strengths and has their flaws, but looking at the US team, and the number of skilled players they have top down, I do find it odd how they are getting ranked below Sweden and Finland who simply are not on their overall talent level. ...
playing this tournament away from North American soil could play havoc on both Canada and the US, but we did just fine in 04 away from North America with a similar makeup team that we are bringing now...
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