SI.com - Writers - Michael Farber: U.S. hockey opts for experience over potential - Tuesday December 20, 2005 11:53AM Age before beautyI love the Olympics. Sadly, no Penguins are on any team, so I understand. Yes?
Veteran-laden U.S. hocey team poised to surprise
I'll cook up some 'torch talk' services shortly. If you're interested, drop me a note.
In political circles, a friend did some check about me, for me, with some others who she has known for some time who are politically aware. She reported that all the people she talked to knew me. They all thought I was a good guy with plenty of solid ideas. But, the word was that as a Libertarian, I'd not win. I'd need to join another party.
I said, "Great! I got em right where I want em."
Perhaps the same plays true for the USA Hockey team as well. The experience factor, coupled with the lack of attention heading into Turin, could make Team USA sneaky good. American hockey teams often have done well when they were not particularly fancied (Lake Placid in '80, the silver medalists of '02)