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02-19-2013, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Northender View Post
In other news, I just learned that Austria eliminated Germany in pre-Olympic tourney qualifying. So much for the best on best theory. I mean come on...Germany has prduced way better talent than Austria. Maybe they weren't able to cobble together a team for the qualifying tourney, but something is wrong if Austria gets in and Germany doesn't.
It's not like the qualifying tournament was the only reason they didn't make it. You also get points for the previous Olympics and the three World Championships following the last Olympics. Germany has sucked over the course of the last four years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IIHF_World_Ranking

Not only that, didn't Germany also get knocked out of next year's WJC?

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