2010 Winter Olympics: Canada Vs USA For the Gold and What To Expect

February 27th, 2010 by Will Jefferson Leave a reply »
In the back of your mind, you've known this matchup was coming since Team USA shocked Canada last Sunday in the preliminaries, haven't you?

Since then, Team USA has steamrolled two more opponents by a combined score of 8-1.

Meanwhile, Canada, bolstered by a switch at goaltender following its humiliating shootout squeaker against the Swiss and its loss to the United States, has rolled off three straight victories to reach the gold medal game as well.

So now comes the grudge match with all the gold left in Vancouver up for grabs.

What should we expect from Sunday's Olympic men's final?

Well, the United States and Canada have gotten here with very different styles.

For the U.S., Ryan Miller has supplied the best and most consistent goaltending in the tournament thus far.

Team USA has also played with temendous cohesiveness as a team, an amazing fact when you consider that unlike many of the European teams they've surpassed, this U.S. team has never before played together.

The U.S. work ethic has also been phenomenal; on offens ...

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