Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/03/11 at 12:18 PM ET
from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,
From a historical point of view, Canada has a big advantage going into this latest clash with the best of American hockey.
The United States, you see, has never been able to do it twice. At least not twice in a row.
Look it up. There was the big men’s Olympic upset in 1960 at Squaw Valley, but it took another five Winter Games for the Americans to take the gold again in Lake Placid.
Their women won the inaugural ’98 Olympic event, but couldn’t follow that up in 2002, 2006 or 2010.
And their national junior team? It won this world tournament for the first time in 2004 in Finland, but couldn’t repeat the next year on home ice in North Dakota as the province of Manitoba infiltrated Grand Forks.
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