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01-05-2013, 12:43 PM
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Oyabun
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Originally Posted by ponder View Post
If they had all four, their team would have been much stronger on paper, but who knows what would have happened in real life. Canada was insane on paper, stacked with guys who would have had a great shot to make their NHL teams if it wasn't for the lockout (RNH, Huberdeau, Strome, Schiefele, Hamilton, etc.), and we didn't even win a medal. It's really impossible to say what would happen if you changed players.
Well I think it is quite easy to conclude that..... if you exchange this teams weakest players with some of our strongest keyplayers.....the team will be stronger. A comparison to Canada doesn't hold. In Swedens case, all you would do is add strong keyplayers to a team that was ready for the finals.

That being said, it cannot be used as an excuse . This is the team Sweden put up for the fight. It wasn't enough to go all the way against a good American side.

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