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Team Europe believes it can surprise Canada in World Cup of Hockey championship series

Team Europe believes it can surprise Canada in World Cup of Hockey championship series

A team that has no history to draw on and no future to build for, a team that was expected to be cannon fodder for the big boys under the contrived format of the World Cup of Hockey and was mocked with the newspaper headline “Euro trash?” after stumbling through its first two exhibition games, has earned the chance to challenge Canada for hockey supremacy.

Team Europe’s players have represented eight countries in international play but they spoke with one joyful voice after their 3-2 overtime upset of too-cautious Sweden in Sunday’s semifinal at Air Canada Centre. Slovak-born Tomas Tatar’s second goal — assisted by Norway’s Mats Zuccarello...

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