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04-09-2013, 03:05 AM
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roto
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I agree with Mr Kanadensisk. I think Canada could have 6-7 medal contending teams. I feel that many posters think too much about what the team looks on paper. In a tournament with 6-7 games and single game elimination rounds Canada F could well finish better than Canada A. The difference between NHL top players and NHL regular guys isn't that big on ice.

If Finland can always compete with top teams, so can Canada F. It's not luck. Hockey game isn't a predictable simulation where some hypothetical skill points are summed up to see which team is best. Team with average NHLers can play better than a team with top NHLers, because there are many contributing factors: mental, physical, chemistry, coaching etc.

Teams with top material often fail to succeed even in 82-game regular season, let alone in single games or in short tournaments, where players gather together just before the first game.

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