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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: ๐Ÿฅ‡ Team USA: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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: ๐Ÿฅˆ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Team Sweden: ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

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: ๐Ÿฅ‰ Team Canada: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

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: ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

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: ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ

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: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

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 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

2. Matthew Tkachuk - 15 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

3. Connor McDavid - 15 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

4. Brent Burns - 15 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

5. Sidney Crosby - 15 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

6. Nikita Kucherov - 11 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ

7. Steven Stamkos - 11 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

8. Aleksander Barkov - 11 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

9. Nathan MacKinnon - 11 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

10. Erik Karlsson - 11 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช


Goals:

1. Steven Stamkos - 9 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

2. Johnny Gaudreau - 8 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

3. Mathew Tkachuk - 8 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

4. Connor McDavid - 7 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

5. Sidney Crosby - 7 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

6. Patrik Laine - 6 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

7. Ryan O'Reilly - 6 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

8. Elias Pettersson - 6 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

9. David Pastrnak - 5 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

10. Jakub Vrana - 5 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

11. Brent Burns - 5 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

12. Joe Pavelski - 5 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

13. Alex Ovechkin - 5 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ


Assists:

1. Brent Burns - 10 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

2. Erik Karlsson - 9 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

3. Victor Hedman - 9 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

4. Nikita Kucherov - 8 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ

5. Tomas Hertl - 8 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

6. Johnny Gaudreau - 8 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

7. Connor McDavid - 8 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

8. Torey Krug - 8 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

9. Sami Vatanen - 8 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

10. Mikko Koivu - 8 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ


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