Thursday, September 09, 2004


Watching the US beat Russia in the World Cup of Hockey I couldn't help think back to the days when CCCP on a hockey jersey meant something great to watch.

Today's Russian team does have players who can skate, pass & shoot, but understandably not the teamwork that the old Soviet teams had. I rooted against those teams, but I also loved watching them play - especially on the bigger European rinks.

Yes, I'm glad the US beat Russia the other night, but the hockey fan in me was really hoping that somehow this Russian team might gel like the Soviet teams from the old days and we'd end up with a truly great final between Russia and Canada.