|Well played and very exciting. Perhaps I'm a little biased, but I love hearing Mike Emrick call a game. Finland's power play was absolutely ridiculous, 33 percent for the tournament, that is just nuts. It's great to see all those players go nuts over the Olympics and competing for their country and the streets of Sweden must have been mobbed. I don't think people in the U.S. have an understanding about how much national teams, be it soccer or hockey mean to other countries. Countries shut down when their teams are on and it's a measure of national pride. If we won the gold here in the U.S., in general I don't think people would care. I think we could win the World Cup and two days later no one would give a toss. I was very impressed with Ville Peltonen and how the Finns played such a solid team game throughout the tournament. Zetterberg was buzzing in the third period and it looks like the Rangers finally have their goalie for the next 10 years or so, too bad, I'm just so used to seeing the Rangers struggle. Great tournament but now the stretch run for the NHL begins.
Posted by Dan P. at 2/26/2006 9:28:00 PM