It may come as a complete surprise to you but there is in fact one major World Championship Denmark has managed to qualify for in later years.
Denmark has never been a contender for the medals – participation is more a question of avoiding relegation – but the team has been able to annoy the big plyers and produce one or the other upsetting result.
This time, though, the Danes started the tournament by losing 1-9 to Russia. Next out are the Finns who according to media reports show the Danes the proper respect by resting their first-choice goaltender, Frederik Norrena, in today’s match.
That does it! For what it’s worth, I’ll be supporting the Swedish team in the play-off round.
Update: Finland won 6-2.