2010 Olympics: Canadians Getting It Done in the Scoring Department

November 17th, 2009 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter

Heading into the 2009-2010 NHL season, many “hockey experts” were predicting that Russia would ice the most lethal combination of forward talent at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. At the quarter mark of the NHL season, Canada looks to have the best offensive lineup, which has to have Canadian men’s hockey executive director Steve Yzerman drooling.

Canada’s scoring, or lack thereof, at the Olympics has long been a source of many debates for hockey fans and countrymen alike. In 2002, Canada managed to score a total of 22 goals in six games en route to a Gold Medal finish. 2006 was another story, as Canada managed only 15 goals in six games, finishing an embarrassing seventh.

Fortunately for Canada, they have always been able to ice a very impressive defense, which, for the most part, has served them well in some of the low-scoring contests that they have been involved with.

This time around, Canada will try to ice a more well-rounded roster, with the ability to score goals and keep them out, as well. Yzerman has let it be known that players who do not play well at both ends of the ice need not ...

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