"of BRATISLAVA. VM's new slutspelsregler can create a nightmare scenario for the Three Crowns."
"the Swedes can be forced to face a star-studded Russia is already in a semi-final."
"Despite the fact that they play in the same group."
"– Then you get to take it. They have well crossed their smart heads together and got it this way, " says the national coach Rikard Grönborg."
"He didn't sound too happy about the new slutspelsreglerna, which tumbled down just days before the world CUP start. "
"Those who say that semifinalparen are selected for placements in the league and regardless of the group. Previously met teams crosswise between the groups up to a world CUP final."
"It is Sweden's problem."
"Premiärmatchens 2-5 against the Czech republic point right now that Sweden gets third in the group if no sensations occur."
"There is a great risk that Sweden may be the lowest ranked ahead of a semifinal. Now, if the finals ends happily ever after."
"in the Past met the law in a crosswise pattern without regard to the placement and it was not possible to meet a team from their own group already in the semis."
"Had the same rules been in force last year, Sweden had been able to meet finalmotståndaren Switzerland already in a semifinal, then the swedes won the group in Copenhagen, where the swiss was four."
"And the united states-Canada had met in the other, when they were second and third in the group in Herning."
"Now, there was instead the final against Switzerland, one against Canada and bronsmatch between the united states and Canada."
"– But the only thing we can do now is to play our best hockey and try to place us as good as possible. And, hopefully, get a resistance that fits us well, " says Rikard Grönborg."
"It does definitely not Russia."
"When Tre Kronor beat Russia 3-1 in the group stage in Copenhagen last year, it was the first time in fourteen years that the swedes defeated the russians in the world CUP context."
"Then, they had not won since the world CUP in Ostrava in 2004."
"But, in Copenhagen, had the russians far from the stjärnparad in the booth they have here in Bratislava and only six less well-known names from the NHL."
"Rikard Grönborg doesn't seem quite happy about the new rules."
" No, but those who made the decision to know well the better."
"Now it may happen much yet."
"this is The worst case scenario, but at the same time, the most likely of all variants with the given schedule and the matches that are left."
"But would the czechs win the games they have left against Italy, Austria and Switzerland, and Russia win their next two (Latvia and Switzerland), it is required the Swedish victory with a 4-1, 5-2 or 6-3 and so on in the final group match against the russians to the swedes to climb from third place."
"Otherwise it will be the russians again in a possible semi."