Five Reasons Why Team USA Will Beat Team Canada in Men’s Hockey

February 20th, 2010 by Andy Bensch Leave a reply »
It seems here on Bleacher Report that multiple writers feel the need to state five reasons why the favorite to win a match will indeed go onto win the match. In fact, there were at least two articles that suggested five reasons why Team Canada will beat Team USA in Sunday's preliminary game. But this isn't like saying "five reasons why the Colts will win the Super Bowl" because neither team was a true underdog in the contest. However, in this case, even those pulling for the Americans realize that the overwhelming favorites in this matchup are the Canadians. When you look at every position (other than goalie) the Canadian team has an NHL superstar significantly better and more seasoned than their American counterpart. Each Canadian forward holds a leg up on the forward playing the same role for the Americans and each Canadian defenseman holds two arms and a leg over the defenseman playing the same role for the Americans. That said, there are always a few advantages an underdog can benefit from and if utilized correctly can lead to an upset victory. Of course, most of the advantages like on the side of Team Canada but there are five things the US can benefit from going into ...

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