2010 Olympics: Canada vs. Russia for Hockey Gold?

November 18th, 2009 by Andy Bensch Leave a reply »
Every four years hockey fans get to enjoy their favorite game played on an international level.

If anything can match a hockey player's dream of winning the Stanley Cup, it would be the dream of winning gold at the Olympics.

This season, the NHL will take a break come mid-February for the XXI Winter Olympic games in Vancouver, British Columbia.

It is only fitting that the upcoming Olympic games are being hosted in Canada, and the 2014 games are taking place in Sochi, Russia. Is it possible that the men's hockey finals will match up Canada and Russia in back-to-back Olympics? As of now, that looks to be a major possibility.

Although neither country reached the finals at Turin, Italy in 2006, both countries lay claim to the world's best players. Plus, with the Olympics in Vancouver, it would take a colossal meltdown for Team Canada not to reach the final.

The Canadian team is essentially take your pick:

Forwards: Joe Thornton, Jarome Iginla, Sidney Crosby, Shane Doan, Vinny Lecavalier, Ryan Getzlaf, Dany Heatley, Rick Nash, Jonathan Toews, Martin St. Louis, Patrick Marleau, Brenden Morrow, Mike Richards.

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