OK all, here’s what you’ve been drooling for since Sunday, after what feels like my two longest days on earth. It’s time for Olympic hockey, featuring your New York Rangers and a bunch of other guys.
Here’s a preview of the match-up from nhl.com.
As we gear up for these games, did you realize this is the 30th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice team? Thirty! While I try not to remember how young and spry I was back then, and how much more hair Brooks and Carp had on their heads, here’s a thought. One reason that was such a spectacular run…totally ammie-ville. Pro free. I miss those days. (P.S. Switzerland has 2 NHL guys on their squad this year compared to 23 for USA).
You can catch up on the game recaps from that splendid era starting here.
As I noted earlier, work’s going to keep me, and probably other folks, out of the loop, so give your Report-worthy best here in our absence. Later!
Post-game update (stories, not notes, and no quotes:)
Here’s the start of the story from the Rangers site:
Rangers captain Chris Drury, alternate captain Ryan Callahan and head coach John Tortorella were all part of a Team USA squad that got off to a very strong start in Tuesday afternoon’s opening game of the 2010 Olympic men’s hockey tournament.
The Americans dominated Switzerland in a 3-1 victory to start round-robin play in Group A. Drury and Callahan, both significant contributors to the team’s fourth line, and Tortorella, a U.S. assistant coach, can now look forward to being even heavier favorites in their next game against Norway on Thursday afternoon.
And here’s the nhl.com piece.