The Hockey Goddesses have thrown their hats into the ring, dropped the gloves, gone mano-a-mano … er, well, something like that, to bring you our Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey predictions. (We’d have done women’s hockey too, but were a little late in starting and they’ve already played too many games — given us a bit too much of a preview.)
So, herewith, and without consulting one another are our picks — a few bold ones in there. We’ve also picked our tournament MVP and a players we expect to surprise you — maybe for good or bad. Amy selected two possible MVPs — we’ll let her get away with that, but just this once. She also selected a second set of winners — BEEP — not gonna happen. You gotta go with your gut. So for the purposes of this table, it’s first instincts. For the record, Goddess Amy said her table would look different if the goalies wigged and stunk. For the purposes of our exercise, we are assuming everyone is firing on all cylinders. Maybe we’ll do the all-oops team picks tomorrow. Ha ha!
Anyway, let’s see who comes closest … and see if you agree with our picks. If not, tell us why.
|Sweden||Jarome Iginla or Alex Ovechkin||Bobby|
|Kaat||Canada||Russia||U.S.A.||Canadian fans||Ryan Miller|
|Sasha||Sweden||Canada||Russia||Peter Forsberg||Loui Eriksson |
|Savvy||Russia||Canada||Czech||Evgeni Nabakov||David Krejci|
|** It should be noted all picks were in before the men’s tournament began.|
|** Kaat selected the people of Canada as MVPs. Not only being a proud kid of a Canadian mom, but also she thinks they will push the Canadian team past the Red Machine. Selecting a player, she’d go with Sidney Crosby. How Cliché !|