Posted by Håkan Ljung on 26th April 2004 at 15:14 GMT
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In reply to Re: How do you think, who will be the winner of IIHF WC 2004? posted by Chris on 25th April 2004 at 18:09 GMT:
It´s always good to have good confidence. To be relalistic, there are only about 20% chance for any of your teams Russia/Canada to win the gold. All of the 7 top ranked teams have about the same 20% to win WC.
The nation who finelly wins gold is depending how things will happen in the games, if they manage to give 100% in the right matches, that your teams style manage to dominate on the expence on the other team and a large portion of luck. I dont think anyone can say they have the best team, even when the tournament finally is over, since the marginals are so very slim, between success and failure for everyone involved.
Canada normaly starts a bit week, but will get better and better as the tournament proceeds. This year is no exception, with a 3-3 draw against Austria. Russia has not have so much luck for many WC tournaments. They are much better than the results has shown us in the past 15 years or so. I would not mind if Russia wins in the end.
Remember this is a game, not a war. We are after all friends. The entertainment is to see all teams doing their best.