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12-11-2012, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Hale The Villain View Post
The Americans aren't getting enough credit here.

Solid forward group all the way down to the 4th line. Some high end talent and a lot of two way players and grinders that can score. Could win a lot of close games. Their defense can challenge that of Canada for best in the tourney IMO. I expect Trouba and Jones to be two of the best defensemen in the tournament. I think its safe to say they have the best goaltending by a fair margin. Gibson is in my mind the best goaltender, and Gillies and Sparks are solid backup options.

They should be considered the favourites along with Canada IMO.
I absolutely agree. Canada and Russia have the best squads on paper, but USA, Sweden, Finland, Czechs are all solid sqauds that are in the same ballpark. We have to remember how young all these guys are, you never know who won't show up for a game, or who will overachieve.

Trouba and Jones look like an exciting aspect of the US team as well.

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