My 2010 Olympics prediction
This year seemingly more than in the past, Team Canada's roster has a definite edge talent-wise over the other teams, and I can't see any reason to not predict a win at home. As much as the Russians have been trumped up in the lead up and as much as I think Alex Ovechkin will make an impact here, there are holes in that roster (on the blueline and on the checking lines) and I think the push to have so many KHLers filling key roles will hurt them in the end.
If there's a worry for Canada, it's in goal, where several other countries have hotter netminders. That said, my money's on Martin Brodeur to provide good enough goaltending for Crosby and Co. to take care of the rest.
As for the dark horse, I think the Americans definitely have a chance to medal.
Should be interesting.
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