Unlike Team USA, Team Canada did not work out today. The players met at HSBC Arena and then returned to their headquarters at the Embassy Suites on Delaware Avenue to meet the media. Coach Dave Cameron was his typical closed-mouth, say-little self. Captain Ryan Ellis took umbrage at my questions about how tight the Canadians were yesterday against Switzerland (memo to the captain: the game was tied for 37 minutes and your fans were scared to death) and defenseman Erik Gudbranson tried to say it's just another hockey game.
The Americans are laughing at the way Canada is taking the underdog role here. And while I think Team USA is the better team, most of the fans here tonight will be rooting for Canada and it will just about be cause for national mourning if the boys from north of the border lose to the Americans again.
Here's a listen at what was said by Team Canada today at the noon hour.