It is difficult to compare Olympic hockey teams to those of the past, especially the Soviet Union of the 1960s-70s. However, Team Canada has proven their potential and determination to win with back-to-back gold medals.
Ray Shero of the Pittsburgh Penguins credits Canada for their recent success in Olympic games.
“The credit has to go to Canada,” Shero explained, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “That might be the greatest Olympic hockey team ever.”
The numbers have been mentioned several times, but bear repeating: Canada went a perfect 6-0-0 and never trailed at the tournament. It outscored opponents 17-3, out-shot opponents 241-129 and racked up 120 minutes of combined shutout hockey against the U.S. in the semifinals and Sweden in the final.
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