Men’s Olympic Hockey: Team Canada, Team Russia, Team USA

February 17th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
After all of the anticipation and the months, if not years, of waiting, we got to watch some Men's Olympic Hockey yesterday, and what a treat it was!

The three games on the menu showcased three Olympic hockey contenders: Team USA, Team Russia, and Team Canada.

No disrespect intended to any of the other teams out there, but there are only a few medal hopefuls in this 2010 Olympic Hockey tournament and they are Canada, Russia, USA, Czech Republic, and Sweden. All things considered, the Czech's and the US team are likely at the bottom of that list.

Things started off with the US taking on Switzerland in game one of the Group A pool. While you would expect that game to be a blow out, Switzerland actually stood their ground relatively well limiting the US to three goals in their 3-1 loss.

One thing that was evident about the US is that they intend to bring a physical brand of hockey to the rink. In addition, they intend on making things difficult for opposing goaltenders by crowding the crease and running goaltenders.

This is a Brian Burke team—who is the GM of Team USA—who intend on grinding down and physically punishing their opposition. Watchin ...

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