Coach Gordie: $1000 Shoes!
Day 3: Rest of the World
Ah the Russians,
As I’ve had the experience of playing with Russian hockey players, I’ve learned the fact that most are of a very different breed! I could never fathom a $ 350.00 room service lunch tab for one?! Or why most choose not to wear socks in their $1000.00 Versace black shoes?! $1000.00 smelly shoes? $1000.00 Shoes!
Commander Alexander Ovechkin will lead his Big Red Machine Hockey Super Power into the games in Vancouver. The most exciting player in the tournament and surrounded with great offensive players like Malkin, Semin, Kovalchuk, Markov and Datsyuk. The Russians might be the team to beat. With the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia in 2014 and the possibility of the NHL not being part of the event, we are sure to see the Russians make a statement! And if I was the Head of the Russian federation, I would throw in some Cash for a Gold Medal just to make sure the boys won’t have to worry about their Room Service Bills in Vancouver.
With Canada, Russia and Sweden my favorites for Medals in Vancouver, there is an outside chance of another team sneaking onto the podium. The short tournament format and often win or go home challenge, Goaltending and Streaky Scoring can make Olympic heros out of the least likely of foes. Here are a few of the other countries with a shot
The Finns are always a Gritty group but with Selanne a question mark, they will have a hard time finding the back of the net. After threatening he would rather go on Vacation if he wasn’t the starter, Kiprusoff best not of thought Vancouver was his choice destination for a little R and R.
A young and exciting team from the States, The only Superstar they have is GM Brian Burke! I like their chances in 2014.
Once again all eyes are on Jaromir Jagr. Maybe his last chance on North American Ice or back with the Russian Mafia, where you get payed with Brown paper bags full of Cash.
Marian Hossa and Gaborik can score but with never winning a Medal to date will top 5 be good enough? Ziggy Palffy? Really?
With the start of the Tournament only a day away, it will be a great hockey showcase for all hockey fans. The only way it could be any better would be if you were as Lucky as I am to sit back, watch the games while enjoying a Great Canadian Beer! Sorry Sweden! Ha Ha!
Let the Games Begin…