Olympic Hockey Preview
While there may never again be another story quite like the famed run by Team USA in the 1980 Winter Olympic hockey tournament in Lake Placid, N.Y., the hockey venue always is one that brings great excitement.
This year marks the first time in two decades that the tournament will not feature current players from the National Hockey League. That’s brought mixed reviews as to whether it’s better or worse for the event.
Obviously, the overall level of play won’t be the same. Taking the most talented players in the world away makes that pretty easy to figure.
But now, you get teams of hungry players truly representing the country on the front of their sweater, looking to make a name for themselves and trying to exhibit the same passion our boys did in their amazing run in 1980.
Here’s a preview of this year’s hockey tournaments.