Desiato wrote:2014 Team Canada is most focused, disciplined, machine-like team I've ever seen.
It felt great to see Kunitz score.
In the nine winter Olympiads between 1956 and 1992, the Soviets/Russian Unified Team ("Commonwealth of Independent States" in the '92 Games) won seven golds, one silver and one bronze. The only two non-golds in that run were 1960 and 1980, the years Team America won gold. Of course, they were a team of highly organized professionals playing against amateurs, so the disparities were magnified.
But Team Canada looked focused all tournament long. Early on, I thought they would be vulnerable to a strong attack, but that was dispelled by the lackluster effort Team America gave in the semi-final.
Fair play to Canada; if the U.S. couldn't win, Canada is the only other team I could root for.