- Speaking of the bookies, the Swedish insinuations of throwing today's game may not mean anything, but the story sure affected the odds. They were dead even yesterday; now Svk is a heavy favourite.
- There's nothing like the Olympics to bring out the manic bi-polarity of Canadian hockey fans. It's like the whole country becomes Habs fans for a few days. The only hockey nuts in the world more likely to have a bleeding ulcer right now: the Czechs.
- The three goals Canada scored in the first period today have quelled the pundits' hand-wringing about our offense for now. What worries me: when Canada takes a lead, they have trouble defending it, and when they fall behind early they show no signs of getting back up.
- No matter who Canada faces tomorrow, they will have one small advantage: a little bit more rest. All three possible opponents are involved in the late games, while Canada played mid-afternoon.