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01-02-2013, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Machinehead View Post
I don't know how you can argue that they're not unless you live in a bubble where Canada is the only good team.
Because Slovakia got beat by 3 against Canada, and 2 of their 3 goals were on 5 minute PP (one of which shouldn't have been a penalty). Canada outscored them 5-0 in the last half of the game, after the penalties settled down. They held a Russian team that has played down to opposition so far (Swiss, Slovakia, even Germany for parts of that game), and then barely beat an awful German team in OT. They then proceeded to get blown out in a winner take all game.

The Czechs got beat 4-1 (with their only goal coming down 4-0 with 6 secs left) against the only truly top-level team in their pool. They beat a Finnish team playing their first game without their best F 3-1, and then pummeled the elite level Latvians 4-2, before blowing a 2-goal lead late and beating Switz. in OT.

Those do not seem like quality teams to me.

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