Friday, February 24, 2006


So who do I root for now that Canada is out?

Even though a Canadian saying this publicly is asking to have his “Canadian hockey fan” card revoked, I like the way the Russians play. They battle hard, have a tough defence, and some very exciting players up front.

The Finns work their asses off, and as a team, are probably the most cohesive. You have to admire the way they play.

The Swedes have a lot of players I’m a fan of.

Slovakia had two Sens, and a former I’m still a big fan of. Why couldn’t they beat those damn Czechs?

I suppose one option is to not care at all, but unfortunately, I don’t think I’m quite that depressed about the loss just yet.

If I’m picking based on my NHL allegiance, then the fact Sweden has the Sens captain has to count for something, right?

What’s a confused Canadian to do?


At 6:31 AM, Anonymous duff said...

2 woman luge!

At 12:17 PM, Anonymous SensGuy said...

Russians. Volchenkov is a winner.

I'd like to see an Alfie/Volchenkov final.

At 6:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again Sens players fail to deliver when it matters as only one Senator (Alfredsson) while the Leafs have 3 players (Sundin, Tellqvist, Berg) in the finals. The two Leafs on team Sweden offset the one Senator thus Sweden's success. The only conclusion I can draw is that the problem with Team Canada is that they had too many Senator players on it.

At 6:52 PM, Anonymous duff said...

And the problem with the leafe are the stupid leaf fans

At 8:20 PM, Blogger borisgomez said...

Cheer for the Finns! They have never won an Olympic gold, but everything has seemed to click for them so far in this tournament. At the World Cup they rode Mikka Kipprusoff's stellar goaltending and a stingy defense all the way to the final against Canada. However, in Torino they have had no problems scoring goals while still playing their disciplined defensive game. You're absolutely right about their cohesiveness, plus the fact that Nittymaki has been solid, and the forwards have truly shined. Have Selanne, Koivu, Lehtinen, O. Jokinen and Peltonen played better as group in recent history?


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