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02-27-2013, 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Darth Yoda View Post
Since the 1994 Olympic tournament was probably the lowest level o competition ever on that stage, 2006 is an easy choice. I am actually a bit embarrassed over some swedes narrow minded approach to some of our hockey history. Quite a ew of our first gold medals in the World Championships was also a joke. 1987 was solid though.
Still you are in a position where you go by metrics of the opposition and find that it was tougher in 2006. But let me say this, back in 1994 we were in no position to make estimates of our chances to win. Why? we hadn't had any chance to win it for decades and it wasn't like we saw it coming either.

In 2006 we knew our value and position, it wasn't unexpected that we actually could win.

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