Team-by-team breakdown (Czechs)
There was once a time when the Czechs entered these tournaments as strong favorites. They won Olympic gold in 1998 and followed that with a string of world championship glory in the 2000s.
But those years are gone.
The Czechs aren't the powerhouse they once were. For whatever reason, they're not producing high-end talent like they used to.
But they play well as a team and still have enough talent to surprise.
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