Will NHL League Commissioner Gary Bettman try to pull the plug on Team USA in 2014 after their showing this year -- after the Olympic final game was watched in houses that usually could not care less about the sport?
It was the night of the full moon, which rose over North America like a celestial hockey puck after Canada won the hockey gold medal by defeating the United States, 3-2, on a goal in sudden-death overtime by Sidney Crosby.
It promises to be the most exciting contest of the Vancouver Olympics: Canada versus Team USA in hockey. I will be watching because I have a few emotional connections to the sport.
With half a period to play and their team leading by three goals over Slovakia in the Olympic semi-final Friday night, Canadian fans chanted "We Want U.S.A.!''
Early the semi-final hockey game, the camera caught Finland's goalie, Mikka Kiprusoff, looking up and watching a video replay on the scoreboard of the first goal against him by the United States.
The issue to me is not that Mike Milbury called the Russian game Eurotrash. The issue is that blatant attempt to manufacture some controversy and create that Don Cherry-like figure for the US television
Despite his unfortunate and inappropriate terminology, Mike Milbury was right to denounce the play of the Russian team in the Winter Olympic quarter-finals game against Canada.
The epitome of the Vancouver Games so far was Sunday's U.S.-Canada hockey match. However, while it was a good, maybe even great, hockey game, there were no miracles involved.
I watched the great Canadian letdown with two hundred crazed Canadian fans at a bar in Murray Hill that was recommended by the Canadian Association of New York.
So last night, hockey fans watched Canada's best versus a team made to beat Canada. This was no Miracle on Ice.
Hockey's national profile in the U.S. is most revived only during the Olympics, when its stars reappear on the world stage and shine with elan and effort.
For most sports fans, labor negotiations are really boring. Who cares how much these millionaires on both sides of the table earn? At the same time though, they are also quite frightening.
New Orleans police were happy. In all the Super Bowl jubilation they "only had" a triple shooting and a stabbing, and nobody died.
#5: Musical introductions for players coming to bat. This has been on my list for several years. Once a game is OK. Twice, we're stretching.
If Cristobal Huet and Antti Niemi continue to shine, the Hawks and Leafs could become perfect trade partners.
The riveting documentary The Man Who Skied Down Everest trails champion skier Yuichiro Miura and his team as they ascend the world's highest peak, hoping to descend on skis: a virtual suicide mission.