Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 02/20/10 at 03:34 PM ET
from Jeff Z. Klein and Charles McGrath of the New York Times,
Sunday’s Olympic men’s hockey matchup between Canada and the United States is not the end of the world — not quite.
The loser will not be eliminated but will have to play an extra game to get to the quarterfinals. As this tournament has demonstrated, the more games a team plays, the more chances that something unexpected will happen.
Then there are the sociopolitical implications of the Canada-United States game.
“This is going to be unbelievable,” United States Coach Ron Wilson said. “It’s going to be on every TV in Canada and a good number in America. Anyone who is a hockey fan will be watching.
“It’s going to be a great day for hockey.”
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