Group A • Dec. 28 • Sweden 3, Switzerland 2 (SO)
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12-27-2012, 04:22 PM
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I don't think fatigue is as much a factor with younger players (especially the ones in the CHL) and in a short-term tournament like this it's nice to have the games as chemistry builders. I think this game is going to be closer than a lot of people suspect though I expect the Swedes to pull it out 5-3.
Did you see how passive Germany was today vs yesterday on the PK? Or how how they only looked like they had legs for the second half of the first? Or how a tired body leads to a tired mind and poor decision making equals turnovers galore?
It really shouldn't effect USA nearly as much since they play more games regularly than Germans. Also, they were able to rest players after putting up a big lead early. Switzerland didn't have that luxury.
It is still a factor though, even if it is small, moreso as the game progresses.
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