In moments I'll be parking myself in front of the television to enjoy Canada vs. USA in World Cup of Hockey action. It's going to be great, but it's far from crunch time. A glance at the schedule reveals this first round is little more than a glorified exhibition series. No team will be eliminated meaning the "real" games don't get under way until September 6th.
It would be nice to win the division anyways just so we can play Slovakia in the first game that matters, but nothing's a sure thing at this level. I find it interesting that the "North American Divison" consists of four teams, including Slovakia and Russia. That's as silly as the Toronto Blue Jays playing in the American League or a team from Baltimore playing in the Canadian Football League.
Go Canada Go! Kick some yankee ass.