The net result: gold for the Czechs

Yorio, Kara
February 2006
Sporting News;2/17/2006, Vol. 230 Issue 7, p46
The article reports that before the start of the NHL season, Canada had a huge advantage at goal keeping position. Canada general manager Wayne Gretzky is leaving home goalies who would be No. 1 netminders for other nations. Starter Martin Brodeur will be highly motivated and will have a team of All-Stars in front of him. Jaromir Jagr is motivated. The Canadians have taken some hits heading into the Olympic break. Their defense has been weakened by injuries. INSET: It'll be tough skating for Laviolette and the U.S..


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