Olympic Athletes of All Russia
The OAR pummeled Norway 6-1 in the quarterfinals and are a big favorite to receive their very first Olympic hockey medal since winning bronze in 2002. With their abundance of gift like Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datsyuk leading the charge, this team will be challenging to beat on international ice. They confront the Czech Republic in the semifinals.
Canada squeaked by Finland 1-0 in its very first elimination match also will be psyched to see they get to play with the Germans instead of Sweden. The Canucks will want to lean on goaltender Kevin Poulin vs Germany as starter Ben Scrivens is expected to miss the rest of the tournament with an upper-body injury.
The Czech Republic might be a sleeper at +700 to win gold if they could defeat the OAR. The Czechs were undefeated in group play and have come up big in shootouts, beating the Canadians and Americans because arrangement. If the semifinal game is close, it could be”Czech mate” to your OAR.
Germany Has an Opportunity to Win A Knee In Olympic Hockey For The First Time Since Winning Bronze In 1976.
The biggest surprise of the entire tourney, Germany is a overwhelming underdog to win everything at +2500. The Germans confront Canada in their semifinal matchup but had the signature triumph of the tournament in the quarterfinals if they mad Sweden 4-3 in overtime.
Germany has a chance to win a medal in Olympic baseball for the first time since winning bronze in 1976 and can be led by former NHLer Christian Ehrhoff on the blue line.