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CZECH REPUBLIC"Elias brings Czechs leadership"...that sounds awfully familiar
CANADA"Take the Isostar in your glass/We just kicked your..."
GERMANYHonestly, 2-0 is more our style than 5-4
SWEDENTre Kronor is très bien
RUSSIAKrutov and Makarov would have beaten Denmark 14-3, but...OK
FINLANDThe last time Finland lost to Germany, Mikko Koivu was 10
NORWAYWho needs Pronger and Niedermayer when you've got Tollefsen and Holøs?
USAConklin’s just a Central Europe kind of guy
DENMARKWe lost, but Nichlas showed lots of Hardt and Kirill was a Star-kov
SWITZERLANDThis Canadian style we understand, but Norway needs further study
SLOVAKIAWe've got to send the Finns straight to Helsinki
FRANCEIncroyable! In the penalty box, they did not even serve wine and Rocquefort
SLOVENIAFortunately, a five-goal lead isn’t the toughest lead to defend in hockey
BELARUSLet’s reserve an automatic spot in 2014 for the "Austrian Qualifier"
LATVIAIt could have been worse – imagine if Dennis Rodman had played too
AUSTRIA“This means nothing to me, this means nothing to me” (Ultravox, “Vienna”)