Are you guys watching this olympic hockey?
Let me start by saying that if you're a hockey fan, but aren't watching this, you are doing yourself the biggest injustice possible. I'm a very big hockey fan, but this is the greatest hockey I've ever seen in my life!
There are some rule changes from the NHL. Such as no red line, which eliminates two line pass penalties. After a whistle the ref has 15 seconds to drop the puck, even if the teams aren't ready! That leads to speedier line changes. All of that added to the fact that the ice is 15 feet wider leads to WIDE OPEN END TO END ACTION! Not the sloppy crap though. I'm talking clean crisp great defensive hockey with the best players in the world. The NHL shut down to let all the players play for their home countries.
It's not like the Dream Team. The NHL is very international. Right now there are 5 teams that could win gold.
Team USA is one of those. In their first game they shut out Finland 6-0. Last night they were badly outplayed by the Russian National team, but forced their will on big red the final 10 minutes of the game. They rallied to a tie. Brett Hull, the man with a wrist shot that inspires poets, flicked one over the right shoulder of the Bouiln Wall.
Please check it out.