To say expectations were high in Canada for the 2010 Olympics would be an understatement. While the women were always going to be co-favorites with the U.S., the men were coming off a brutally disappointing showing at the 2006 Games in Turin, Italy. That group, which featured legends such as Joe Sakic, Rob Blake and Martin Brodeur, was coached by the iconic Pat Quinn and had Wayne Gretzky himself as GM.
But things went south for the Canadians during the round-robin in 2006, as they were shut out 2-0 by both Switzerland and Finland, before barely getting past the Czech Republic 3-2. Despite having a ton of firepower on the roster (including the deadly Tampa Bay trio of Brad Richards, Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St-Louis), the offense never really got into gear and Canada bowed out to Rus...
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