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2010 Olympic Hockey Bracket: the Most Likely Outcome

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Following on with the simulation I did for my previous post, which gives Team USA a 50/50 chance of reaching the finals, I wanted to show the tournament outcome that came up the most often.  And it's one that'll make the hometown fans very happy:

2010 Olympic Mens Hockey Bracket - Most Likely Outcome
 Playoff Qualifier 1 Quarterfinal 1
 #8 Switzerland  #1 USA
 #9 Belarus  #8 Switzerland Semifinal 1

 Playoff Qualifier 2 Quarterfinal 4 #1 USA Final Gold Medal
 #5 Czech Republic  #4 Finland #5 Czech Republic #1 USA #6 Canada
 #12 Latvia  #5 Czech Republic #6 Canada  Silver Medal
 Playoff Qualifier 3 Quarterfinal 3
#1 USA
 #7 Slovakia  #2 Sweden 3rd Place Bronze Medal
 #10 Norway  #7 Slovakia Semifinal 2 #2 Sweden #2 Sweden
 Playoff Qualifier 4 Quarterfinal 2 #2 Sweden #5 Czech Republic
 #6 Canada  #3 Russia #6 Canada
 #11 Germany  #6 Canada

 

Keep in mind that the most-likely outcome is not very likely: odds are that you'll see a completely different universe of other outcomes!  But the people out there who put money on this tournament are betting on this one.