Starts tonight, Sweden-Czech at 1AM! Sweden’s my pick to take down two soft favorites. No holes, a lot of strengths and Hank. Russia’s D and goalies won’t get them there. Canada’s Olympic record overseas is less than stellar.
sorry, I don’t quite understand the advancement rules. I saw they had FIFA World Cup like points, I thought it meant the teams with the most points would advance…
Judging from that bracket, it looks like even though Lativia has yet to win a game, if it wins against Switzerland it would advance to the next round, or do these upcoming games determine which team would earn enough points to enter to the next round, and Latvia is basically out no matter the outcome?
It is pretty weird. All twelve teams advanced. The top 4 seeds get byes to the quarterfinals, and the remaining eight play in a qualification round. Winners of the 4 qualification matches advance. So for example, if Latvia wins here, they advance regardless of their previous record.