horrible timing to make a hockey thread when Sweden missed to place in the top4 in WHC for the first time in 12 years.
But you got to admire the Czechs for not taking a single penalty in 60mins of hockey vs probably the best PP in the tournament. Very disciplined. (Or blame the refs, lots of holdings and hookings went uncalled
Next year when Sweden/Finland is hosting again I hope for cheaper tickets, full crowds and less NHL pros in Sweden. 10-12 are alright. We honestly don't need them when SEL/KHL still are great leagues. Look at USA/Canada too, entire teams of NHLers both eliminated.
A few superstars are good to have but then you just need guys with passion and energy to do the dirty work. Sweden lacked some of that dirty work vs the czechs to annoy them more and lure them to attack with more players or take penalties. Then Sweden and our fancy passing game could get an easy victory