2010 Olympic Hockey: Canada vs. Russia Is More Than Just a Game

February 24th, 2010 by Matthew Hogan Leave a reply »

The Canadian and Russian men’s hockey teams were the top-two ranked teams by many critics heading into the Winter Olympics. But after the preliminary round, one thing is certain: Only one country will have the opportunity to take home a medal.

If Canada loses, expect a full-scale riot throughout the country that will have more than just Toronto Maple Leafs’ forward Mikhail Grabovski being arrested (the forward was arrested for a scuffle on the streets of Vancouver on Friday night.  Here’s a link for the rest of that story: http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=4933141).

With an all-star lineup that boasts nine NHL captains—including Canada’s golden boy, Sidney Crosby—a loss to Russia tonight would place Canadian hockey at an all-time low.

If Russia losses, there will be a lot of finger-pointing. Expect a lot of those fingers to be aimed at Alexander Ovechkin.

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