Yeah Ruki, those NHL videos made cold ripples in my body aswell... This Janne Makkonen, who has made those videos, is damn skilful.
Canada and Sweden seem to be most strong teams. About Sweden I have to say, huh huh, 1st line is probably Johan Franzén - Henrik Zetterberg - Loui Eriksson
, which definitely is one of the strongest lines (by names) Sweden has ever had in WC.
But I think, there is a little risk of flop. The team roster has changed very much during last weeks, and I don't know how Sweden's coach's Pär Mårts' tactic on the ice applies to the North American players.
I don't see USA not even as strong as Finland. Okay, they played very well yesterday against Sweden, but the roster.. it's just not enough. Ryan Lasch from Pelicans, SM-liiga (Finnish league) is very interesting name in the cup. He played damn well the regular season (won the regular season point stat with 24+38 = 64 points) in Finland and two first playoff rounds. In finals - we can say - he flopped. Let's see how he can do in an another tough place again.
I would say first four are:
I wish I could be watching even some games in the ice-hall when the tournament is here in Finland, but god damn, I want to see that day I pay 155 euros of an ice-hockey match! **** you Kalervo Kummola and other Finnish straights that decided of those idiotic prices.