Sunday, February 28, 2010
Every game is a story unto itself and within a single game a story will weave and wander. Slovakia beat the Russians and then struggled against Norway and then turned around and beat the Swedes. On Friday night Canada handed the Slovaks their lunch for fifty two minutes and then Lubo scored a softie and then the Slovaks came in waves and by the end of it Canada was lucky that time ran out.
Does it mean anything now? Not really. No more than the American victory over the Finns or what happened last Sunday means anything.
These are two good teams but if you were a betting man you would lay money on Canada who have outplayed and outchanced every opponent by a wide margin. Its likely that they will do so again tonight and that the only way that they will lose is if Ryan Miller is outstanding and the Americans are a little lucky.
And based on what has happened in this tournament before today and what we know about the game of hockey we know that this is entirely possible.
Canada is going to come out in a tremendous wave. Here's hoping that that wave washes the game young Yankees right out of the rink.
Lets go you Canucks! Lets go now! Lets bring home that gold!
Posted by Black Dog at 10:10 AM