Sunday's game is the first big test for the US hockey team as they play Canada in a non medal game at around 4:40 pm PST on MSNBC and it'll be intense. The winner gets the much coveted bye in the next round. The day opens with Russia vs the Czechs and finishes with the Swedes playing Finland. All grudge matches. The Canadians and Russians are the big favorites while the U.S. and Sweden are the dark horses, but as many as six teams could bring home a medal.
Mike Milbury, an NBC hockey analyst really was way over the top when he attacked the US team for playing not so great hockey in the Norway game during an intermission. Jeremy Roenick didn't take any of his nonsense, so good for JR.
He was acting like a jackass with his "the US sucks" rants. I hate the Olympic rules for overtime games. In the medal round, they should play until a goal is scored and get rid of the shoot out completely.
And I'm not the only person miffed at Milbury.
Here's the WaPo's Dan Steinberg on the dust up with Jeremy Roenick.
Cap fans aren't happy with Mike, but Crosby did win the Cup last year with Pittsburgh and he certainly is a tremendous player.
I think Mike was much worse to the Americans though because he disrespected many very good NHL players. Let the games begin. Go USA and screw Mike Milbury's negativity.
(Corrected. I read some wrong bio information on Milbury last night. My bad. Here's his correct info. )