They shouldn´t, but... Slovakia is usually comfortable as the underdog, but once their favorites it´s a totally different story... just think of last year´s WC games that Slovakia played against the likes of Kazakhstan or France... I think we can do it, but it won´t be easy...
True, but in the end they ended up with the silver medal, so they clearly beat some good teams.
Although this is a so-called "Dream Team" year where many have all but garanteed a Canadian victory, I think the explosiveness has to go to the Russians over any other team I have seen so far. That makes Team Russia the most dangerous and favourite to win the gold, in my opinion. I am hoping for a big game from our goaltender and some good shut-down D, but I am not sure Team Canada's defence can match the forwards of the Russians.
Thought the Russians pretty much coasted today, other than Vasilevski none of the Russians stood out.
Based on their performance to date (average score 8-1 over 3 games), it would probably be pretty hard for a team to get motivated to play Germany. If no one was injured, I'm sure they'll happily accept the result.
Unfortunately, I was only able to catch a small part of the game myself...How did Grigorenko look out there?
Gorgeous saucer pass on the first goal. Grigorenko just looks like one of those players that the game slows down to half speed for - he knows where he needs to feed the puck before anyone else even gets turned around.