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01-02-2013, 03:15 PM
Mr Kanadensisk
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Originally Posted by HawkeyeCB View Post
How are people saying no?

Belarus played for a Bronze 10 years ago.

Switzerland was one game out of a Gold or Bronze medal game in the last two Olympics games. In 2006 they were very impressive before their loss to Sweden (finished 2-2-2) and then last time, they weren't as impressive, but they only lost 2-0 to USA in the QFs.

Every one of the Top-8 teams are medal contenders as far as I'm concerned.
Don't put too much weight on preliminary round games. The Belarus win was a complete fluke, if I recall they were out shot 47-19 by Sweden, then Canada and Russia beat them 7-1 and 7-2. Belarus had 1 win and 5 losses in the tournament. To say they were in contention for a medal is really distorting the truth.

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