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Now see, you hit the nail on the head. There are several TEAMS that have a chance to win. I feel like these arguments arent falling in line with one another, that everyone is arguing different things.
Ill make it easy...I think it is obvious who produces the HIGHEST NUMBER OF GREAT HOCKEY PLAYERS. Its Canada. The best player in the world isnt Canadien (although thats an opinion and is close whichever side you stand on), and I would even venture to say that the best goalie isnt even Canadian right now. RIGHT NOW. Brodeur may be the best EVER, thats not for me to decide.
None of this determines whos national team is best...right now. I love our team in the US. But there is a reason why we were ranked where we were before the olympics started...we dont look as strong on paper. But, we have meshed as well or better than any of the teams, and that speaks volumes for USA HOCKEY, not just USA players.
If you doubt that Canada has the most stacked team in the olympics, your kidding yourself.
But there are a handful of TEAMS that are going to compete, and Canada is still one.
Finally some sanity. However the fact that the USA team meshed does not say much about ...
Finally some sanity.
However the fact that the USA team meshed does not say much about US hockey as it does about this group of players. I don't think Ron Wilson is playing an American style against Mike Babcock's Canadian style.
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maybe not, but these young player grew up playing American hockey. the differences are evi...
maybe not, but these young player grew up playing American hockey. the differences are evident out on the ice. I realize these teams dont have enough time to play together to develop chemistry like club teams, and I agree that a game like yesterday is like an NHL all star game, but there is alot of upbringing involved in the success of national teams.