The most anticipated hockey tournament in history is showing why through its early games. It might also be forcing folks to rethink their golden thoughts.
Canada and Russia went to Vancouver as the prohibitive favorites, with a gold-medal final between the powerhouses likely. That final should be written in pencil rather than ink.
Switzerland took Canada to a shootout Thursday before falling. Slovakia followed through on its shootout upset bid, dropping the Russians. The local boys have helped the United States open with two wins, though the Americans have hardly looked unbeatable.
"Anybody can beat anybody," Slovakian captain Zdeno Chara said.
So who will beat everybody in the end?