I’m very excited about the possibility of a CANADA vs. USA men’s hockey gold medal final in the 2010 Olympics. For this to happen USA will have to defeat Finland and Canada will have to defeat Slovakia. I’m very surprised how many of the teams have performed, so rather than predicting who wins and what the score will be, I will predict this:
USA vs. Finland – Prediction: Fights
Canada vs. Slovakia – Prediction: Dives
Why? Because this is exactly what happened the last time these teams faced each other.
USA vs. Finland 2009 – Fight
Anssi Salmela, of Finland bleeds after a fight with David Backes of the United States during the IIHF World Ice Hockey Championship qualification round on May 11, 2008.
Canada vs. Slovakia Dec. 29th 2009 – Dive
Matus Rais, of Slovakia, pulls off one of the best dives against Canada during the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championships just a few weeks ago on December 29th, 2009.