2010 Vancouver Olympics: Hockey Preview

February 15th, 2010 by Rangers Tribune Leave a reply »
 Canada will be looking to please the overwhelming home crowd, Russia will look to dominate, the United States will look to upset, and Sweden will look to defend. Those are the main headlines in Men’s Ice Hockey heading into this year’s 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. Olympic Hockey may be one of the most exciting competitions in all of sports, as the world’s best players combine and battle in the world’s fastest sport. Fortunately, the Rangers Tribune will be in Vancouver to witness it all live, and below are the things I will be looking out for throughout my trip.

Team USA

I will start by taking a look at Team USA. General Manager Brian Burke went about creating his team with a bit of a different mindset than the rest of the countries participating in the games. He went young and talented instead of old and experienced, but the question is whether or not that young talent will be enough to be superior to clubs such as Canada and Russia, who are simply loaded with skill.

The United States will rely heavily on forwards Zach Parise and Patrick Kane to provide a majority of their offense. And in goal, you have Buffalo Sabre Ryan Mille ...

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