Perhaps no team in sports is as dependent upon who happens to be their coach as Germany’s men’s ice hockey team.
Germany at their best have proved themselves capable of giving the true hockey nations like Canada or Russia serious tests in major tournaments.
One needs only to think back to the 2010 World Championship on home soil, when Germany, under then-coach Uwe Krupp twice gave the Russians a scare, losing both matches, including the semifinal, by a single goal. One year later in Bratislava they went one better, beating Russia in the preliminary round 2-0.
Then there were the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, when under Ludek Bukac, Germany forced Canada …
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