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01-04-2013, 04:05 PM
Let's Go Hawks!
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I think the top 4 teams are fairly even. You're not sending every player you have in the age group - you're sending 23...and Russia, Sweden, US, and Canada can put together roughly equivalent rosters (although, obviously, with varying strengths and weaknesses).

I'm not surprised that the US made it this far - i thought they'd get the bronze at least - and as the tournament went on you could see they were very strong and also very consistent. I hope they win tomorrow.

I'm a bit surprised by Sweden (I thought Finland might do better than them) - but that's not because of skill - it's because I thought they'd end up getting killed because of the injuries they'd suffered and the loss of Zibanejad.

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