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The would be olympic teams

Using whatifsports.com we simmed a tournament using the top six hockey nations in the world. See all of the results, and who takes home gold.


**Player Name (goals-assists-points)


Gold: 🥇 Team USA: 🇺🇸

In the group stage, team USA had a 8-2 record. Despite low point totals from a few star players, USA was strong all tournament long, and beat Finland then breezed by Sweden in the knockout stages to win gold.

Team MVP: Johnny Gaudreau

1. Johnny Gaudreau - 16

2. Mathew Tkachuk - 15

3. Joe Pavelski - 10

3. Brock Boeser - 10

5. Jacob Trouba - 9

5. Charlie McAvoy - 9

5. Torey Krug - 9




Silver: 🥈 🇸🇪 Team Sweden: 🇸🇪

Sweden had a group stage record of 4-6. Sweden's defense were by far the strongest in the tournament. Despite a slow start to the tournament, Sweden improved, and then shocked Canada in the semifinals with a shootout victory.

Team MVP: Erik Karlsson

1. Erik Karlsson - 11

2. Victor Hedman - 9

3. Elias Lindholm - 8

3. Mika Zibanejad - 8

3. John Klingberg - 8




Bronze: 🥉 Team Canada: 🇨🇦

Team Canada had a record of 8-2 in the group stage. They were dominant through the group stage having a plus/minus of +26. The best team in the tournament was upset though in the semifinals, and then destroyed Finland in the bronze medal game.

Team MVP: Brent Burns

1. Connor McDavid - 15

1. Brent Burns - 15

3. Sidney Crosby - 14

4. Steven Stamkos - 11

4. Nathan MacKinnon - 11



Team Finland: 🇫🇮

Team Finland had a record of 6-3-1 in the group stage. Finland's goaltending duo is very strong, and this team won a lot of close games. Their first line was strong. They could not handle both USA and Canada though.

Team MVP: Rasmus Ristolainen

1. Aleksander Barkov - 11

2. Patrik Laine - 10

2. Sebastian Aho - 10

4. Rasmus Ristolainen - 9

4. Sami Vatanen - 9



Team Russia: 🇷🇺

Team Russia had a group stage record of 3-6-1. They scored plenty of goals, but their extremely weak defense let them down. They have two great goalies. Their offensive stars could not carry them through to the knockout rounds.

Team MVP: Nikita Kucherov

1. Nikita Kucherov - 11

2. Evgeni Malkin - 9

3. Alex Ovechkin - 5

3. Alexander Radulov - 5

3. Ivan Provorov - 5

3. Vladislav Namestnikov



Team Czech Republic: 🇨🇿

Team Czech Republic had a record of 1-9 in the group stage. They had a -33 plus/minus, and were absolutely dominated in the whole group stage. Beyond the first line, they had no production. They also had two weak goalies.

Team MVP: David Pastrnak

1. David Pastrnak - 10

1. Jakub Vrana - 10

1. Thomas Hertl - 10

4. Filip Hronek - 4

4. Radim Simek - 4




Tournament Leading Scorers


Points:

1. Johnny Gaudreau - 16 🇺🇸

2. Matthew Tkachuk - 15 🇺🇸

3. Connor McDavid - 15 🇨🇦

4. Brent Burns - 15 🇨🇦

5. Sidney Crosby - 15 🇨🇦

6. Nikita Kucherov - 11 🇷🇺

7. Steven Stamkos - 11 🇨🇦

8. Aleksander Barkov - 11 🇫🇮

9. Nathan MacKinnon - 11 🇨🇦

10. Erik Karlsson - 11 🇸🇪


Goals:

1. Steven Stamkos - 9 🇨🇦

2. Johnny Gaudreau - 8 🇺🇸

3. Mathew Tkachuk - 8 🇺🇸

4. Connor McDavid - 7 🇨🇦

5. Sidney Crosby - 7 🇨🇦

6. Patrik Laine - 6 🇫🇮

7. Ryan O'Reilly - 6 🇨🇦

8. Elias Pettersson - 6 🇸🇪

9. David Pastrnak - 5 🇨🇿

10. Jakub Vrana - 5 🇨🇿

11. Brent Burns - 5 🇨🇦

12. Joe Pavelski - 5 🇺🇸

13. Alex Ovechkin - 5 🇷🇺


Assists:

1. Brent Burns - 10 🇨🇦

2. Erik Karlsson - 9 🇸🇪

3. Victor Hedman - 9 🇸🇪

4. Nikita Kucherov - 8 🇷🇺

5. Tomas Hertl - 8 🇨🇿

6. Johnny Gaudreau - 8 🇺🇸

7. Connor McDavid - 8 🇨🇦

8. Torey Krug - 8 🇺🇸

9. Sami Vatanen - 8 🇫🇮

10. Mikko Koivu - 8 🇫🇮


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