Greetings Hockey Fans and fellow truants. Today Canada begins its Gold Medal defense as the first Olympic hockey game is played since Sidney Crosby put it 5-Hole on Ryan Miller 4 years ago in Vancouver. Today the international Powerhouse that is Canada takes on the...whatever the opposite is of powerhouse that is Norway. Log Cabin? Regardless, they're getting sent back to Oslo in a body bag.

Feel free to join me as I play hooky from work with a meticulously plotted and executed "illness" and post comments on my own thread about this glorious occasion or add your own. Have questions about Canada's roster? Another team's? Want a detailed explanation as to why none of the USSR's hockey gold medals count? This is the spot.