Hi from Europe!
As a Canadian living in Europe, I miss the whole hockey culture that I grew up with. But you NHL fans are obviously missing this year as well.
I live in Austria, and have been able to get tickets to see Canada - Slovenia (yawn?) and Sweden - Denmark. Tickets are very hard to come by, the stadium in Innsbruck is SMALL.
Anyhow - to the point - any thoughts on the upcoming tourney? It starts today, and many are expecting the best WC yet, as many NHLers are playing due to the lockout.
I have talked to some hockey people, they don’t expect the best from the Canadians as some haven’t played at all for a while. I am sure that they will be competitive, and I am obviously a die-hard Cdn fan.
I think that the Czechs will be very strong, as will the Russkies.