… Four teams, four Rangers.
Henrik Lundqvist can get his rest now. The Swedes were sent home by the Slovaks.
So the semifinals will have four Rangers: Chris Drury and Ryan Callahan for the U.S. against Olli Jokinen and Finland on one side, and Marian Gaborik for Slovakia against the team that, despite its uneven pool-round play, is again the favorite for the gold, Canada.
And I wanna tell you that I fear the U.S. might be in danger of looking ahead, needing one win for a medal and one win for a potential Sunday gold-medal showdown with the hosts whom they surprised last Sunday. I’m figuring the Yanks will have their mitts full with Finland tomorrow (the team they beat for the gold in 1980).
And I’m guessing that Canada, while having that same danger against Slovakia tomorrow, is now refocused and re-started, and could cruise in front of the home crowd.
But what the heck do I know, 3,000 miles away and watching basketball during the Olympic quarterfinals?
Once again, we apologize for the technical problems yesterday. Hopefully we can get everything lined up correctly so that the semifinals and the gold-medal game (and the consolation game for the bronze) won’t have any glitches.
Not to mention next Wednesday, the NHL trade deadline, when we brought the place down repeatedly last year.
I didn’t hear Mike Milbury’s “Eurotrash” comment, but that’s exactly what NBC deserves since it has hired Milbury and clueless Jeremy Roenick to basically act like punks and feuding teenagers. I’m sure there will be no repercussions. But think about it. What if Milbury had slandered an ethnic group of Americans like that?