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07-23-2013, 12:35 AM
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Originally Posted by The Zetterberg Era View Post
I disagree that would be a tournament favorite. I wouldn't put them as likely to medal. Team B of the USA could beat any team on a given night including their team A. They have this thing called goaltender depth.

Would Team B of Canada look good? Sure, but yikes that D and goalie situation isn't great. Though Ward could give them big performances, just not sure why the notion is they would also be favorites. They wouldn't be in my opinion.

Their depth is great, but that is also closing rapidly over the last couple decades. This isn't the same world of hockey that several of us grew up with.
The US does not have better depth at any position over Canada IMO.

They may have a better top end goalie in Quick but if you go past their top 3 (Quick, Miller and Howard, you're left with Schneider, Anderson and Gibson.)

Canada could easily field 10 goalies better than Gibson.

I agree with you that Canada isn't really a favorite to win, but I don't think the US is much of a threat either. Neither are very good on the big ice.

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