Read Roy MacGregor’s CTVOlympics.ca column from Friday: A loss to the US might not be a bad thing
Forget the hand wringing and take a cup of hot chocolate from Seinfeld.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing if Team Canada loses tomorrow to the Americans.
The more hockey the better, so far as this unfocused, uncertain, still unassembled team is concerned – and a loss tomorrow will mean four games, rather than three, to reach the gold medal.
All of them, of course, will have to be won, but that’s the way it gets in Olympic hockey after the preliminary round, and that’s what makes Olympic hockey so compelling to watch.
I thought after the game against Switzerland that Team Canada hadn’t appeared to have jelled yet. Tonight, the problem was one Ryan Miller. He gave Team USA all-world goaltending, and he outplayed the future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur — although Brodeur’s life wasn’t made easier by fluke deflections and defensive breakdowns.