Copper1 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1143 times:
Brett Hull's mother is American and as such he holds American citizenship. He felt snubbed by Canada a few years ago when he was not selected to play for them and he then chose to play for the USA. Once you play for a country you are bound to it if I understand international rules.
I hope that Canada wins the gold but when it gets down to a one game knockout then anything can happen. There are four or five teams that could win gold and with all due repect to Staffen, from everything I have read and heard, Sweden is a long shot but with a bounce here or there who knows. ( Forsberg would help)
Roenick is a great player but an absolute moron. He is a cheapshot artist second to none and doesn't have any balls.
It is looking more and more like Steve Yzerman will not go for Canada and lets hope that Joe Thornton gets the call. Canada's weakness, to the surprise of everyone could be in the nets. All three goaltenders have played poorly at times this year. The best goalie from Canada right now and for the past two-three months has been Jose Theodore from Montreal. All three guys on the team should be counting their lucky stars that selections were made months ago.
As a hockey fan I am looking forward to some good hockey, not that crap that is played night after night in NHL arenas all over North America.
CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4781 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1079 times:
Finland unfortunatley has a few good players but not enough depth for this tournament. And Sweden is a much worse team without the intensity of Peter Forsberg. The Americans have a chance, but they have to make up for subpar goaltending.
Its a toss up between Russia, Czech and Canada.
Russia has the best forwards
Canada has the best defence
Czech Republic has the best goalie