Enemies will become allies, and allies will become enemies. The 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi Russia have started. But men’s hockey still has a few days to wait. With the last batch of NHL games on Saturday, players get ready to fight for gold in front of the world. The cool thing about Swedish Meatballs hockey is that we can correctly predict who will win Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Pretty cool eh?
There are 12 respected countries fighting for a medal. Under neath of this sentence we have all 12 teams lined up by power rankings and their odds to win the gold.
1. Canada —— 2/1
2. Russia —— 2/1
3. Sweden —— 4/1
4. USA —— 13/2
5. Czech Republic —— 12/1
6. Finland —— 12/1
7. Switzerland ——25/1
8. Slovakia —— 33/1
9. Norway —— 150/1
10. Lativa —— 250/1
11. Austria —— 500/1
12. Slovenia —— 500/1
How the games work:
The qualification round will feature four games taking place on Feb. 18, and the following four quarterfinal games will be played on Feb. 19. Two semifinal games will be played on Feb. 21, and the loser of those two games will play on Feb. 22 for the bronze medal while the winners in the semifinal round will meet Feb. 23 for the coveted gold medal.
Only three countries will leave Sochi with a medal in hand. The first game in the medal round will be the bronze match, the two losers of the semifinal match. That will be a match up between
BRONZE MEDAL MATCH: Canada vs USA
Yes, I know you are all baffled that we have Canada in the bronze medal match. But it’s simple, the team is good on paper but will not be able to execute as a team. Each player and every player on team Canada is a high octane 2-way-player but they gel in with their team. Goal tending will also be an issue for team Canada. Robert Luongo and Carey Price have played poorly in the last month. Vancouver is currently on a six game losing streak, and just the other night Luongo let in five goals. Robert Luongo and Carey Price struggle in the playoffs, and the Olympics are no different. Team USA will not have enough power to make it into the gold medal match, and will also not have the defense to stop Canada in the Bronze medal match. Canada will beat team USA to take the Bronze medal.
GOLD MEDAL MATCH: Russia vs Sweden
It will be an epic gold medal match as two power house teams collide. Team Sweden will take on home town favorite team Russia. This match will display excellent goal tending from Semyon Varlamov for team Russia and Henrik Lundqvist for team Sweden. Team Sweden is also equipped with a power defense. On the other side team Russia has one of the most high octane offenses. Defense vs Offense. You all know what happened in the Super bowl when the best offense met the best defense, the defense won. Defense win’s championships. That’s why we have Sweden spoiling the home town team’s chances of a gold. It will be a one goal game, 3-2.