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Olympics (Men's) Day 1

-Either Sweden is quite good or the Czechs are rather medicore. I'm thinking it could be somewhere in between.

-Hell of a game from the US and Canadian women this morning. US seemed to have the better of the play for the middle portion of the game, but you give Canada an inch, and they're in the door.

-Loved the acceleration form Agosta on the Canadian's third goal, wow that was a quick first step.

-Hoping the US won't get Finland in the semis with Noora Raty.

-Erik Karlsson looked quite composed on the big rink, as one would expect, but the Swedes overall just seemed a bit faster than the Czechs, especially on Patrick Berglund's goal.

-True the Czechs were without their top option in goal, but the Swedes held on after the Czechs found their game.

-It will be interesting to see how much Henrik Sedin's absence affects the Swedes, but considering Henrik Zetterberg, Gabriel Landeskog and Nicklas Backstrom are guiding the team. They'll be fine.

-Nice to see Nino Nieddereiter get involved in the Swiss attack today. That team is going to be sneaky if Jonas Hiller can steal a game or two. Offensively, I don't see them making much of an impact.

-I ilke what the Americans did with their top two lines heading into Thursday's debut against Zdeno Chara and Slovakia. The line of James vanRiemsdyk-Joe Pavelski-Phil Kessel has to be one of the highest scoring trios in the tournament. The blend of playing styles on the Zach Parise-David Backes-T.J. Oshie is a tremendous combination that can be a handful given the energy with which each of those play.

-Canada should have a walk against the likes of Norway and Austria, but it will be crucial to see how their line combinations click. A potential grouping of Corey Perry-Ryan Getzlaf-John Tavares simply isn't fair.

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