Based on the way the teams have played, would you disagree? I wouldn't say "no problem", but Team USA can certainly beat Canada, just as Team Canada can certainly beat Team USA. Team USA has room to improve (and needs to) but even you said yourself "it's just the RR games", to me, that's an attempt to justify sub par play on the part of Team Canada. Everyone should be just as pissed about that as they are at Franzen for air-mailing the regular season. The games DO matter.
I agree there is a difference (see: USA beating Canada in RR in 2010), but Canada's play is not exactly confidence building, which is why Flashy is having to defend Team Canada against even Canadians. Because it's true.
Of course USA can CAN beat Canada. Some people on here act as if it is already in the bag, when neither team has even made the semis yet. This isn't women's hockey. Nobody is disagreeing with the fact that USA can beat Canada. But like you said, Canada can beat USA as well. We won't know unless it happens.
I also didn't say it's "just the RR games". All the games are important. But I'm sure any hockey fans know that all the teams will have to take it to another level to continue from here on out. I just have confidence that Canada will bring that out in their next game. By no means does that guarantee they medal. I just think it is silly to look at the round robin games and use that to try and dictate how the rest of the tournament will play out. Hell, in the past teams that didn't get the bye ended up with an advantage because of it. So who knows what will happen. Arguing over the possible outcome is just foolish, which is the only point I've been trying to make.
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