Olympic Hockey Means Vancouver Style Home Cookin’

December 25th, 2009 by Peter Wisnieff Leave a reply »
The World Junior Championship starts tomorrow, but today's release of the Russian Olympic roster has me thinking about the real show that's just around the corner in Vancouver. 

Naturally, I feel that it's my duty to add my own two cents to the mix of Olympic hockey predictions.  So if going for a quick wheel with the boys at the local pond or rink is your idea of winter fun then you're in for a treat as I breakdown the outlook for this year's Olympic hockey tournament.

Gold Medal: Canada — No one can match Canada in terms of goaltending and defensemen and that goes a long way in a single elimination playoff format.  Oh yeah, Sidney Crosby and the rest of their forwards aren't too bad either.

Silver Medal: Sweden — The Rangers would have a legitimate chance to win the Stanley Cup every year if they let Henrik Lundqvist wear his team Sweden jersey all year long.  Also, don't forget that half the Swedes will be well rested since they've been dogging it all year in Detroit.

Bronze Medal : USA — On the positive side, Ryan Miller is on fire this year (to the extent that last year's Vezina trophy winner will be riding the pine ...

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