[Weekend LL] Wake and Skate

Elite. Forward. - Streeter Lecka

Good morning! Did you get up at 7 AM on a Saturday to watch the US play Russia? Good decision. If you missed Canada's game against Austria yesterday, this gif sums it up nicely:

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Holy crap Sidney Crosby is good at hockey. US v. Russia presents the first non-trivial game of the mens' tournament, and should definitely be worth the watch. At noon is SUI v. CZE and SWE v. LAT - you might also wanna catch a replay of the 3AM Womens' game, Finland v. Sweden. Or, if you're in the dumb space between a 7:30 AM game and a 12 PM game, you could read some links:

Picking a goalie who can steal a game - SBNation.com
When would we want an inconsistent goalie, and how important is consistency really?

The Conflicted Caps Fan - Japers' Rink
Apparently some fans struggle with the split between "plays for my team in the NHL" and "plays against my team in the Olympics." I'm looking at you, Phil.

Welcome to the USSR - Arctic Ice Hockey
The incredibly brief and somewhat confusing history of hockey in the Soviet Union and Russia.

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