USA should be the favorites on paper. But I think Sweden is going to play their best game yet and win with 3-2 in OT. Sweden have a coach and couple of players that know what it takes to win a gold medal and that should be to their advantage.
In order to win this Sweden needs to be better at converting puck possession into goals but keep following their "wheeling" game-plan.
The US needs to stay out of the box and keep playing like they did against Canada. If they do they should come out on top.
All in all, it's been great fun watching Sweden play eventhough I've been quite annoyed by some of our players ineffective style of play. Filip Forsberg, for instance, has sometimes seemed more interesting on creating spectacular moves for the youtube crowd instead of just putting the puck on net.
95% of top tier athletes in the USA concentrate on basketball and football, with the majority concentrating on football. If these athletes spread out and played other sports it would be scary.
That is a beautiful link there.... Oh wait you just made that up, shocking stuff.
I have always hated this logic because you have no idea if it is true or false but people cling to it like some big fact. Maybe we would also all of a sudden be some terrible basketball nation and the NFL wouldn't be nearly as popular. Then what would are excuse be soccer and cricket are running everything but they are two most popular sports so haha world. Celebrate what you're good at and don't make excuses. As a nation the US is pretty good across the board and extremely good in some particular sports.