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The coach of team USA hockey Chris Chelios considers the Russian team is the undisputed favourite of the Olympic games in Pyeongchang. According to a member of the hockey Hall of fame, the national team of Russia played in its composition a lot of players with experience of playing in the NHL. While Chelios did not believe that the status of favorite guarantee the Russians the gold medal.

“The Russian team — an absolute favourite hockey tournament in Pyeongchang. First, the team played, because it is, in fact, represented by only two clubs. Secondly, the team lacks players with big game experience in the NHL. This gives the Russian team the advantage, but I think that you have not forgotten the Olympics in Sochi . Then, too, all said that the Russian team is the main favorite, and how it ended?”— quoted Chelios RIA Novosti.

At the Olympics in Pyeongchang, the Russian team will play in group B. In the first stage, the team of Oleg Znarka will be teams USA, Slovakia and Slovenia. In the opening match on Wednesday, February 14, the Russians will play with Slovaks. In group A presented team Canada, Czech Republic, Switzerland and South Korea. In the group With teams from Sweden, Finland, Norway and Germany.