by Amy Moritz
The odds-makers are already setting lines for the upcoming Winter Olympics and the website Bovada has set the odds for the men's hockey winner.
The safe bets are Canada and Russia as both countries are 11-5 favorites to win the gold medal. The United States comes in at 6-1 for gold.
And what about Latvia, the national team led by Sabres interim coach Ted Nolan? They're a 400-1 shot to win the gold medal.
Those aren't the worst odds though. Both Austria and Slovenia are 900-1 long shots.
For the record, Nolan has been the Latvian team coach since 2011, leading them to a qualification for the 2014 Olympics. Latvia finished in 12th place in 2006 and 2010. Their best Olympic finish was ninth in 2002. This will be only the fifth Olympics that the Latvian team will participate.