Coach Gordie: “Favorites and underdogs!”
Day 5: Expectations!
Favorites or Underdogs.
Who has the advantage in the biggest pressure cooker in all of hockey? Logic would have to tell most that the Favorite would be, or is it the Underdog?
Underdogs can truly enjoy their Olympic experience. With a nothing to lose and all to win attitude, leaving it all on the ice can prove to be a major factor in a win or go home tournament. Great team performances are always fuelled by all of the individuals playing above and beyond Expectations.
Favorites! Built with quality from quantity and success a must. Teams like Russia, Sweden and Canada’s toughest adversity might not come from the ice but rather from Expectations.
Expectations from your Country, the fans, the staff and most importantly, your teammates can be hard to play up to. Buying into their roles, playing hard as a team and with confidence in themselves and each other will most certainly make them the Champions they were always Favorite to be. Right?
Favorites should be Champions, Underdogs can be Champions. The stage is set!
Imagine if you could build a hockey player with the Skating ability of Russian Figure skater Evgeny Plushenko? , Sweden’s Ski star Anja Pärson’s? Toughness and USA’s Snow board king Shawn White’s Creativity!
Underdogs could become extinct!