2010 Winter Olympics: Five Possible Upsets in Men’s Hockey

February 13th, 2010 by Matthew Hogan Leave a reply »
The Winter Olympics have officially begun, and all eyes are on men’s hockey. The two favorites—at the moment—are Canada and Russia, but several teams are looking to upset the field. While the odds of a major upset are not great—don’t expect Latvia to take down Alex Ovechkin & Co. —there are several match-ups that might not go as expected. To give all of you Olympic fans a better look at the teams, here is how they rank in my book: 1. Canada 2. Russia 3. Sweden 4. United States 5. Finland 6. Czech Republic 7. Slovakia 8. Switzerland 9. Germany 10. Belarus 11. Norway 12. Latvia Now an upset would be any team of a lower rank, beating a team of higher rank—even if it is the Russia beating Canada. Keep in mind when reading this that it’s the Olympics, anything can happen in one game. While a lot of people think that the gold medal will come down to Canada, Russia, or Sweden—myself included in that group—it takes just one mistake for a powerhouse to fall. So, with no further ado, let’s move on to the potential upsets. Begin Slideshow


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