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05-19-2013, 09:59 AM
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A few years ago I suggested to some fellow workers around the water cooler that one of the lesser hockey countries was going to play or win a world championship soon. My reasoning was that they were not quite talented to lose their players to to the NHL but could still play at a high level as a "high level team". Seems that the Swiss have proven me right.

What they have proven is that they are good enough hockey players to play as a team and defeat other more skilled teams that have been thrown together as individuals. After the round robin it becomes a winner take all format which favours the more cohesive team.

Congrats to them but let's not read into this that they are at the level of the top 5 countries.

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