Has Russia overtaken the #1 spot in World Hockey?
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12-16-2012, 06:41 PM
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But when you also have a VERY good 3rd and 4th line, along with 7 very good D and 3 solid goalies on your team you become the best. Those are things Russia doesn't have.. yet.
U become the best if u win a best on best tournament like the olympics. Russia can very well win in Sochi, if and only if they play offensive hockey. They need to use their strength which is the top lines.
And seriously u dnt need 3 very good goalies. In most tournaments u only need one rly good goalie, perhaps two. Russia got Varlamov and Varly is young and VERY talented. Im an avs fan and i remember Anderson, Budaj, Eliott etc and those guys didnt impress me much. Varly on the other hand looks good. And 6 good Ds should be enough. Like Russia got a few okey NHL Ds + Gonshar. Im also a huge fan of Nikulin and imo he should move to the NHL.
Of course Canada will allways look superior on paper, but to be the best u have to win. Like Canada did in Vancouver.
So to sum up.
1 Russia deserves to be ranked as number 1, because they earned it.
2 Canada is the best hockey team, because they won the last olympics.
3 I bet that Sweden or Russia or Canada will win in Sochi.
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