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    Russia caught a HUGE break with how things shook out. They are in the Scandinavia bracket. They have to play an extra game since they didn't make the top-four, but that extra game is against a weak Norway team. Then likely Finland and Sweden. Lapland can safely root against Russia for the entire tournament.

    US (2nd seed) and Canada (3rd seed) are in the bottom bracket and are on course to meet in Semis. Not that it's a guarantee . . . Slovakia is better than they've shown. Switzerland's Jonas Hiller was the best goaltender at the Vancouver games . . .

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    Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

    Thanks huja. Great info and thanks for sharing :-) Heard the news in the morning. Russia still struggling but think they will improve next round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom007:
    Thanks huja. Great info and thanks for sharing :-) Heard the news in the morning. Russia still struggling but think they will improve next round.
    Tukka Rask might have something to say about that when Finland (likely) they play Russia...

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    Quote Originally Posted by anothercanuck:
    Tukka Rask might have something to say about that when Finland (likely) they play Russia...

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    Would LOVE to see Finland knock off Russia . . . but the Finns lost a lot of offense before the Olympics even started. It would take a near-perfect game for it to happen. And then a Finland-Sweden match up . . . Hockey Heaven!

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    Strong D like the US had in holding RUS to 2 goals, plus the very real possibility of Rask in a shootout and I would put money on FIN...

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    You can bet FIN is watching game tape of the US-RUS game to bring the same shutdown play in the QFs

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    I think Russia will go all the way if they beat Norway. Home advantage, good team, played already poorly, and nerves most likely settled once they reach the quarterfinal.


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    home ice could help or hurt...time will tell...struggled against another hot goalie against Slovakia, lucky to come out with a point there, after 0 fer 5 on the powerplay (against SLOVAKIA!)...I really don't see Russia making much noise from here on out...


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    Ok let's wait until tomorrow evening after the Russia - Norway game.


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    Odd that the second-seeded US Team is exiled to the small arena for the quarterfinals.

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