Sweden's injuries were bigger losses to their team than Canada's were.
Wow ...... what?????
That is so illogical I am not actually sure what you are arguing about. You either have to
1) Take the players by their talent and acknowledge that Canada being without Tavares or Stamkos is significant because both of those players are amazing or
2) Take the overall pool of each country, and understand that Canada's is much deeper then Sweden so will have a way to cushion inevitable injuries.
Basically - you can't say 'oh they didn't have their A team but Canada's injuries don't matter because they are that deep'.
Compare apples to apples not apples to potatoes, why don't we even up it and say a team Finland/Sweden hybrid would stand a better chance? Makes about as much sense.