Posted on 17 February 2006.
Todd Bertuzzi does not wear a visor when playing for NHL Vancouver Canucks, and i don’t think he was wearing one in the game Italy, yet here he is wearing a visor versus Germany (great pic Robert Scales).
If i recall correctly, there is (an IIFC?) rule in which all players born after a certain age must wear a visor and perhaps Bertuzzi just found out about this rule?
Posted in Torino 2006
Posted on 15 February 2006.
Bleary-eyed after waking for the 4AM face-off, Dave Thorvald discusses the opening game of the Olympic hockey tournament in this 9:24 long podcast. Canada beat Italy 7-2 – After a slow start, Canada turned on the jets versus a hardworking and speedy, but overmatched host squad. Bertuzzi, Iginla and St. Louis had particularly nice games.
In other hockey news, Slovakia (thanks to 2 late golas by Marian Gaborik) beat Russia, Czech beat Germany (though uber-goalie Dominik Hasek sustained an injury) and mid-way through the 3rd period, Latvia and USA are tied at 3. Go Latvia!
Download: Canadian Men Open With Win!
Olympic Outsider # 2 (.mp3, 9:14)
Posted in Podcast, Torino 2006