Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Canada - Norway Preview

Today at 4:30pm Vancouver Time, Canada will pound the shit out of Norway in a Group A matchup at the "Canada Hockey Place" (the GM Place - IOC doesn't allow corporate sponsorships for venues). Norway consists of 1 NHL'er, Ole Tollefsen of the Philadelphia Flyers. The rest of the Norwegian team appears to play in the Swedish Elite League. The forward to watch for Norway is Mats Aasen, who is 3rd in SEL scoring (18-33-51). He might score their only goal.
Canada...well, Canada's got, let's see here, might recognize a few names:

Goalies: Luongo, Fleury, Brodeur
D-men: Keith, Weber, Seabrook, Doughty, Pronger, Boyle, Niedermayer (C)
Fowards: Morrow, Marleau, Iginla, Heatley, Toews, M Richards, J Thornton, E Staaaaaaal, Perry, our own Patrice Bergeron, Getzlaf, Nash (Rick, not Steve), Crosby
Coaches: Head Coach is Mike Babcock, assisted by Jacques Lemaire, Lindy Ruff, Ken Hitchcock

Prediction: Win for Canada, let's say 14-0. Thornton gets 14 assists.

1 comment:

  1. These games, says Team Canada coach Mike Babcock, "could be the best hockey event of all time."

    Bergy practiced on a line with Sid the Kid himself yesterday.