Sweden 1994, 2006. Canada 2002, 2010. They meet in 2014, Sochi.
2002 SALT LAKE GOLD
The 2002 team had some absolute legends like Mario and MacInnis and Juhoeeeeee Sakic! Ryan Smth God love him was on this team, Lindros and Kariya and Fleury too. Eric Brewer? Hah! Forgot. This was Canada’s first Olympic gold since 1952.
2010 VANCOUVER GOLD
Sid and Toews and Weber and Doughty arrive, and there’s old Joe and Pronger plus Iginla. I loved watching this team play, Sakic in the crowd safe in retirement like a young Beliveau maybe 1972. It fit the time like a glove.
I’m picking Canada to win, but it’s going to be close. Watch that Karlsson fellow, special teams will be important and that kid Price sure seems calm in the nets. Sid scored the golden goal in Vancouver, can he do it again? I’d bet on a defenseman this time, seems to be the theme. Watch out for a parade to the penalty box, Canada’s the only country on the planet that can turn having a Canadian ref in their gold medal game into a negative.
GO CANADA GO! We’re all-in back here, men! Candles lit, prayers said, proud of you. Godspeed.