All right, hockey fans: we’re down to the final four!
Unless you have been living in a cave for the past week and a half, refusing to crawl out until the Buffalo Sabres resume their 2013-2014 NHL season, you are well aware that the top four men’s ice hockey seed over in Sochi have made it into the semifinals. Sweden, the tournament’s number one seed, absolutely crushed Slovenia 5-0, while Finland surprised me by taking out Russia, thanks to the superb netminding of Tuukka Rask. Just goes to show what I tell anyone who listens: there is no position in sports that can dominate the opposition quite as much as a red-hot goaltender can.
Meanwhile, the USA continued to flex its offensive might by getting five goals from five different players, and Canada survived a tussle with a very determined Latvian team featuring Buffalo’s Zemgus Girgensons and coached by our very own Ted Nolan.
So now it’s time to see where your allegiances, and your wallets, lie. I’ve set up a poll down below that allows you to vote twice, so pick the two teams that you feel (or at least, desperately want) will survive tomorrow’s action and will wind up playing for gold on Sunday. As always, I’m ready to discuss and debate whatever you throw at me, so leave your comments below, or fire me something on Twitter @theamazingMrS! Enjoy!