How ugly is this going to get? It's the question on everyone's mind. The Canadian team is a powerhouse. The defending Olympic champions are expected to breeze through the preliminary round en route to a likely championship match with the Americans.
Italy is, well, how can we say this politely? The Italians are only in the tournament as hosts. To say they aren't expected to contend for a medal is a gross understatement.
Again, how ugly is this going to get?
It is only a few minutes in, and it is already pretty dang ugly.
PS. How awesome is Hayley Wickenheiser? The Yank once sat beside her on a plane and called me when he landed just to brag!