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best hockey countries.
Sweden SnusarN 
1.canada (they are just fucking insane.) 2.russia/sweden 3.sweden/russia 4.usa 5.finland?(they are only good at the junior championships tho)
2016-08-08 21:36
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Finland only good at junior championships? :|
2016-08-08 21:38
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finland has 2 gold medals.
2016-08-08 21:42
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Finland Slyp3
How can you but sweden 2nd LUL. Has been shit last 2 years LOL
2016-08-08 23:47
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Sweden has like 100x more medals than Finland tho
2016-08-09 01:12
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Finland Slyp3
So you think nip top1?
2016-08-09 01:13
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well nip has won 100x more tournaments than any finnish team NT
2016-08-09 01:15
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Finland Slyp3
Did i say ence is top 1? But thats like saying nip is best team as they have won most csgo events
2016-08-09 01:17
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the only thing you're roasting is dick with some gravy, bigboy.
2016-08-09 01:28
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Finland Slyp3
What? And idk what you meaning with big boy but im higher than you but still i weight leds than you ( not saying its a good thing)
2016-08-09 02:19
He never even said sweden is best team
2016-08-09 22:53
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Finland Slyp3
But he said sweden is better because they have won 100x more medals (which is not correct btw). And it would be same to say that nip is top 1 as they have won much mire events than SK =)
2016-08-09 22:55
1. Canada - by far 2. Sweden - second best achievments after Canada in modern hockey 3. Finland - third best achievments after Canada and Sweden in modern hockey 4. USA - Could do better I guess, feels like they always fall short in WC/Olympiqs 5. Russia - Shitload of good invididual players but always fail to make a team. Only wins WC, long time ago they did good at Olympqics 6. Czech Republic - Sometimes gives, sometimes takes 7-10. Slovakia, Switzerland, Denmark and Germany
2016-08-08 21:43
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yeah russia have loads of players to pick, and they still fail.
2016-08-08 21:46
This
2016-08-09 00:28
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World madman112
This but put Norway in front of Germany any day of the week.
2016-08-09 00:33
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No chance. They have Zuccarello, that's it.
2016-08-09 01:31
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Finland OpTic_allu
4.USA axaxaaxa mby in 2000s
2016-08-08 21:47
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What are they now? Worse?
2016-08-09 00:21
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Finland OpTic_allu
Not top 5
2016-08-09 01:43
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Russia Drinkins
we are talking about hockey, not cs go. Relax
2016-08-09 15:45
latvia better than germany no?
2016-08-08 21:49
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+1000000000000000
2016-08-09 01:06
+
2016-08-10 14:04
I actually think that Finland have been playing better hockey past year than Sweden or coupple other countries in you list. Heres Wikipedia page about IIHFs' rankings: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IIHF_World_Ranking 1. Canada 2. Russia 3. Finland 4. USA 5. Sweden IIHF World Ranking after the 2016 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships. Finland is also considered as the best hockey country in the world because of its size: thehockeynews.com/blog/why-finland-is-th.. That's your ranking though :)
2016-08-08 21:55
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Yeah, no. That's so biased I cringed a little. I can deal with finns being better than swedes atm, but you have no chance vs Canada.
2016-08-08 23:21
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Yeah, especially Canada is pretty unbeatable in hockey.
2016-08-09 00:22
Sweden 5th? Lmfao..
2016-08-08 23:58
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It's the official ranking. But it weighs WC too much imo.
2016-08-09 00:05
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Sweden zae
didn't we just beat you in a practice match? ;);) i think sweden atleast deserves top 3..
2016-08-09 00:20
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There is a practice match between Sweden and Finland in Hartwall Arena on 8.9.16 for the World Cup.. :)
2016-08-09 00:28
Sweden just have better players, nothing to talk about
2016-08-09 00:47
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You can say what ever you want, I pointed out the rankings that the IIHF has done.
2016-08-09 00:52
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well, sweden haven¨t had their best lineup since olympics 2014,
2016-08-09 00:52
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Yes, that's propably right. There are some players that can't come bacause of NHL or something else. But that problem is also on Finnish side.
2016-08-09 01:02
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yes, all of the top nhl players from sweden are always saying no
2016-08-09 12:09
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Yeah, I think that's how it goes many times in WC.. :)
2016-08-09 22:36
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thats why i think wc is boring to watch, JuniorWC and Olympics it the best
2016-08-09 23:58
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Yeah :)
2016-08-10 01:02
So what? Finland still has more registered hockey players than Sweden, so in that sense, Sweden is smaller
2016-08-09 22:38
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Nowadays it have turned out to be like that. Years back Sweden had more. But in those rankings you of course look at the population first, if you ment that. But yes, Finland has quite a many hockey players.
2016-08-09 22:47
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I mean, nowadays hockey isn't even THAT big in Sweden, player wise, it's still really big watching on tv though statista.com/statistics/282349/number-of.. But Canada and the US should be way ahead everyone else
2016-08-09 22:50
1 reply
Yeah, right :)
2016-08-09 23:41
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Argentina ECSBOX
Australia Argentina Netherlands
2016-08-08 23:26
1 reply
You forgot egypt
2016-08-10 13:47
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Latvia Avalank
imo Latvia should be in Top10
2016-08-08 23:33
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latvia got so damn lucky in the juniors like wtf.
2016-08-08 23:37
The Sport is growing fast in Latvia, right?
2016-08-09 00:10
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nope just people's awareness of this small country
2016-08-09 01:07
It has always been our number one sport, the only sport that comes close is Basketball and Floorball, football is played by many in our country but noone watches nor supports it
2016-08-10 14:06
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Seriously thats pretty cool, Hopefully more Lats will make it too the NHL
2016-08-11 04:00
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Russia Drinkins
We will see in september. Can't wait to see true World Cup.
2016-08-08 23:34
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Russia got kinda fucked tho, no?
2016-08-09 00:11
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Russia Drinkins
no, what u mean? =(
2016-08-09 00:18
8 replies
Voynov not being able to play, He's one of Russia's best defensemen
2016-08-09 00:21
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Russia Drinkins
I like this rapist...shit story, but Voynov was mediocre in last KHL season + he was replaced by Nesterov, who was good in Tampa Bay. It's not a big deal.
2016-08-09 00:31
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Yeah but I would rather have him over Marchenko or Zaitsev, right?
2016-08-09 00:38
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Russia Drinkins
Yes. But Zaitsev was top3 df in KHL. Mike Babcock said a lot of good words about him. With some luck it might be jack pot for Toronto like Panarin for Chicago. Anyway our df line is our weakness compared to Can, USA, Swe.
2016-08-09 00:52
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World madman112
Russia got fucked by KHL not keeping a break for the World Cup? Wouldnt you have lot of players from KHL oi your team?
2016-08-09 00:53
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Russia Drinkins
Fake info about KHL. We have only 4 KHL players in our squad. Mb 2 of this players (Dadonov and Shipatshev) will play in NHL next season. It`s almost our strongest roster atm. Full roster i.gyazo.com/80fb09db7074f5600e1296661642..
2016-08-09 01:04
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World madman112
Yea man I wasn't sure about how it goes with your team and KHL players so I just asked :P
2016-08-09 15:30
Yeah its the weakness but hopefully your forwards will pick up for that
2016-08-09 00:53
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Finland Alko^
1 Canada 3495 0 2 Russia 3380 0 3 Finland 3355 +1 4 USA 3290 +1 5 Sweden 3275 -2
2016-08-08 23:50
Team or player wise? Russia's team isn't better than the U.S's... Their goaltending is trash and their defense questionable. But they do have a lot of stars... And WC/Olympic hockey isn't real hockey, it's pussy ass hockey... NHL is real hockey. If team USA played team Sweden in bo3 series with NHL rules team Sweden would lose imo. They'd be worn down physically... Sweden has a lot of skill players but they aren't known for a physical brand of hockey... When you only play like 1-2 games against quality teams in these events it easy to get by. But like I said bo7 ez for USA.
2016-08-08 23:56
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Russia Drinkins
Varlamov, Bobrovsky, Vasilevsky, Sorokin shit gk line? Ok =( Defense is shit, but looks like this problem ll be solved in 2-3 years.
2016-08-09 00:05
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it's "shit" compared to other countries.
2016-08-09 01:34
Varlomov and Bobrovsky haven't played well in the nhl recently... Even so they aren't elite goal tenders. Sorokin is meh. I'll give you Vasilevsky- he's pretty good but none of these goal tenders are as good as price,quick,rask, lundqvist etc
2016-08-09 16:11
Are you for real bruh? the Swedes would be worn down physically? Are you like expecting us to show up with fucking SHL players or something? bruh...
2016-08-10 01:22
NHL is people who are paid to beat each other to a pulp to bring in American fans, and is being more Americanized by the year, the league is changing too much I miss the old NHL, with that said yes I do like voilence in hockey, just not what we have now. I mainly watch jr hockey like OHL now, but I love seeing international hockey because of how much talent you get to see
2016-08-10 13:51
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Are you autistic? The NHL has gotten less violent over time.... Less fights... More player safety rules... And the NHL is better than watching pussy ass international hockey. Hockey is a physical game. So don't go and say the NHL has been "Anericanized"....
2016-08-10 15:07
I mean USA gets in the Olympic finals like every year so IDK why they are 4th
2016-08-08 23:57
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Because Switzerland and Canada are way better.
2016-08-08 23:59
they don't
2016-08-09 00:46
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World madman112
First of all the olympics are every 4th year and 2nd you didnt make it to a final in 2006 3rd you didnt make it to a final in 2014 rip burger
2016-08-09 00:51
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2014 they lost in the semis to the winners and was the biggest challange for them. They actually played better hockey. USA is underrated, they're actually top3.
2016-08-09 22:54
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World madman112
Yet they lost 5-0 against Finland
2016-08-09 23:10
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In the bronze game..
2016-08-09 23:14
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World madman112
And that changes what?
2016-08-09 23:41
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Everything, you can no longer win gold. Players don't give as much as they'd do in the finals. It was also Selännes last game, which made Finland give it all.
2016-08-10 10:56
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World madman112
If you watched the game you'd know USA actually was pumped to play the game.
2016-08-10 12:17
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Being pumped=/=giving everything.
2016-08-10 13:30
2 replies
Shit losers excuse
2016-08-10 13:45
1 reply
Like I give a shit about USA.
2016-08-10 13:59
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Poland kRAMERO
i hope some day i can type Poland but so far Canada/Russia
2016-08-09 00:00
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Is hockey growing in your country? I think it would be pretty successful there
2016-08-09 00:07
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Poland kRAMERO
hockey n ipoland is in terrible position. i think the only team without financial problems is Comarch Cracovia
2016-08-09 01:12
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Why is it like that? You were pretty good loooooong time ago
2016-08-09 15:55
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Pols insane at speedway<3
2016-08-09 22:55
finland > USA
2016-08-09 00:02
1.canada 2.finland 3.russia 4.sweden/us
2016-08-09 00:03
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Finland Slyp3
Finnally a guy that has something in his head :D
2016-08-09 02:21
1. Canada 2. USA 3. Sweden 4. Russia 5. Finland
2016-08-09 00:06
1 - Canada 2 - Russia the rest is shit, goodbye
2016-08-09 00:07
I dont really know much about hockey but heres my guess Russia Canada usa sweden finland czech
2016-08-09 00:07
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Sweden freddew0w
USA over Sweden? Russia over Canada? lmaaaao
2016-08-09 01:31
2 replies
Haha jag gissade bara, sry
2016-08-09 01:44
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Sweden freddew0w
:p
2016-08-09 02:06
Ice or Field/Outdoor Hockey? Outdoor = Australia NUMBA WAN Ice = meth in australia lol too many meth heads no goodski
2016-08-09 00:10
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there is something called field hockey? wtf
2016-08-09 01:26
2 replies
yeah which is literally top 10 most popular sports in the world
2016-08-09 01:57
In Canada only girls are allowed to play it..
2016-08-10 13:53
the normal hockey. :D
2016-08-09 15:37
1 reply
I arent know that
2016-08-10 00:54
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Reunion ramowarr
No one cares about hockey
2016-08-09 00:19
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Macau V_M_P
I wonder why only the guys from 3rd world countries and muslim countries are saying this ( not considering Sweden as a muslim country in this specific case)
2016-08-09 00:25
1. Macedonia 2. Andorra 3. Bulgaria 4. Uruguay 5. Armenia
2016-08-09 00:27
1.canada(too much depth) 2.Sweden(Although they need some new talent especially on the offense, hopefully guys like filip forsberg, Adam larsson, John Klingberg and landeskog can lead them, they have one of the best young defenses though with Hedman, Ekman larson and Karlsson) 3.USA(Another high depth team, Kane has proven to possibly be the best player in the world but when it comes to big international tourney he falls short, but they always seem to have top goal tending) 4.Russia(too much talent on the top end with some young potential all star Defenseman on the way, lets just see if they can Gel the talent together) 5.Finland(almost feel like putting them ahead of russia because of how good these players play together but there isn't enough talent, they need young guys like Barkov and Granlund to step up, also the Goaltending is questionable with Rinne always injured but with him 100% you can't pick against them in any game)
2016-08-09 00:30
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World madman112
Barkov has to step up? You kidding me right? He friggin led Panthers to the playoffs and was one of the top defensive attackers in the League, lol. And he is born in -95 so he is 21years old...
2016-08-09 00:46
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step up in international level, not saying he hasn't been doing anything lol just saying he'll need to carry this team
2016-08-09 01:15
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World madman112
Ahh yes. I've never watched anything else than olympics of Ice-Hockey so dunno how he has been doing in international level. He played well in 2014 but got injured..
2016-08-09 15:31
FINALLY a guy with actual knowledge of hockey. All these hltv plebs saying russia and finland is better than usa and sweden cuz WC. USA is always the big challange for Canada in every olympic tournament. They're massively underrated by people that don't follow hockey (HLTV). I'd almost rate them above Sweden as a Swede. I'd put Finland over Russia though, they're always underperforming in Olympics.
2016-08-09 22:58
Goaltending is maybe the only part finland doesnt have to worry when picking players for international tourneys
2016-08-10 11:20
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well like i said with rinne not healthy they need to rely on rask who has been so unbelievably inconsistent
2016-08-10 18:04
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still no problem when 1/4 of finnish nhl players are goalies edit: 1/3*
2016-08-10 22:37
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Belarus Ruble
Soviet Union
2016-08-09 00:45
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Canada k1st
WE THE BEST
2016-08-09 00:48
1 reply
+1
2016-08-10 13:54
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Argentina ivanpb
argentina and netherlands (female hockey)
2016-08-09 00:50
sup pingle
2016-08-09 01:16
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Finland San1_
only junior? finland was in mens final this year LUL
2016-08-09 01:17
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bro, they have 2 gold medals. And you have no skillful players but Patrik Laine.
2016-08-09 01:26
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Finland San1_
but they are in top 4 like every year...
2016-08-09 01:27
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Finland Slyp3
Yeah barkov isnt talented... Prob better than sedins
2016-08-09 02:24
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LUL barkov better than sedins LUL
2016-08-09 23:00
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Finland Slyp3
Yeah.
2016-08-09 23:01
i dont pay much attention to hockey, but is usa actually that good? figured we'd be just kind of an average squad
2016-08-09 01:30
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there are quite few countries out there where hockey is a major sport, you can basically count them on two hands. I find it a bit peculiar that you'd figure you weren't any good as the by far biggest league in the sport is partially held in your country.
2016-08-09 02:23
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Finland Slyp3
Usa citizen in a nutshell. There could be wc arena next to him and he would only think that that is fast food restaurant
2016-08-09 02:26
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yeah bro, caught me. pretty solid b8 though, almost got me.
2016-08-09 02:40
well i started off my post by saying i dont pat much attention to hockey, i dont find it interesting in the slightest bit, but i also assumed most of the players in the nhl are canadian, arent they? which is why i was surprised the america had a top 4/5 team in the world in ops opinion.
2016-08-09 02:39
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well, canada is only one country. that leaves you with quite a few more. tsn.ca/canadians-do-not-make-up-the-majo.. I didn't really mean to criticize you though, I'm sorry if I made that impression.
2016-08-09 02:48
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no i get you werent criticizing me, im just pretty naive to hockey in general. i just assumed the general stereotype that the majority of players in the nhl were canadians lol the only sports i generally pay attention to that are played over here are amaerican football and basketball. i know pretty much as much about baseball as i do about hockey lol thanks for letting me know though, learned something new today
2016-08-09 02:51
canada brazil sweden finland Russia/USA
2016-08-09 01:46
USA is gonna be really good soon they are pretty young already and they have Shane Gostisbehere coming up and Pat Kane is in his prime the usa could win gold at 2018 olympics
2016-08-09 01:48
LOL canada /end
2016-08-09 01:49
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Europe 1unknown1
I think Russia is best. IMHO
2016-08-09 01:59
nt
2016-08-09 02:53
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Sweden jasjwl
can/swe
2016-08-09 02:51
is france good in hockey ?
2016-08-09 03:33
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Portugal Zedonp
France is good with everything that involves sticks and balls. Thats why we won the Euro Cup
2016-08-09 15:38
not at all sadly
2016-08-09 23:25
5 replies
okay thx
2016-08-10 00:01
4 replies
They have one decent player Pierre-edouard Bellemare who was a star in SHL and now plays for philadelphia flyers in the NHL
2016-08-10 13:50
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Don't forget Antoine Roussel as well.
2016-08-11 04:15
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I totally forgot about him, doesn't he play in dallas stars?
2016-08-11 09:24
1 reply
He does yes.
2016-08-11 17:10
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Brazil AfKW
Brazil the best
2016-08-09 12:10
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Russia Drinkins
2016-08-09 15:42
1 reply
This
2016-08-09 22:59
1. Slovakia Oh wait this is not 2000s Russia and Canada are best tho
2016-08-09 15:52
Czech Rep should at least be mentioned
2016-08-09 22:55
1.Canada 2.Russia 3.Finland 4.Sweden 5.Czech Republic/USA
2016-08-09 23:01
we will see after world cup :) but honestly finland has no chance ;(
2016-08-09 23:03
Make a top 5 is kinda like making a top 100 of country care about hockey
2016-08-09 23:48
Sweden russia canada
2016-08-10 00:22
Canada? Finland?
2016-08-10 11:04
How about next 5? Czech Swiss Latvia Germany? Ukraine? Fuck this gets hard after 5
2016-08-10 13:59
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I would put belarus instead of ukraine
2016-08-10 14:06
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Oh shit yeah I agree I forgot they were decent lol,
2016-08-10 14:30
of all time it is 1.Canada 2:Russia 3.Sweden 4.Czech Republic 5.Finland
2016-08-10 14:03
Lol swenne poor bait, finland > usa anyday. Remember last world cup? Finland was second, we'll see how badly finland will wreck usa in september.
2016-08-10 14:05
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Russia SP3C73R
Canada Finland Russia Sweden USA
2016-08-10 14:36
G2
1.85
NIP
2.03
Sinners
2.47
AGO
1.54
AGO
1.60
PACT
2.28
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Winning
Odds total ratio
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