SOCHI – If its not Canada, it could be the inspired bunch from the host-country. Cheap Air Max China Wholesale . If its not the Russians, it could be the Swedes, Finns, Czechs or Americans. The gold-medal winner likely will come from this group in Sochi, but forecasting the Olympic champion in the mens hockey tournament has never been easy. Since the participation of NHL players in 1998 there have been three different winners in the Czech Republic, Canada, Sweden and Canada again in four Winter Games. Its a short-term event and things can go wrong in a hurry for the top teams. A hot goaltender can steal a game in the medal round and all of a sudden a favourite is sitting on the sidelines. Just ask Hockey Canada. Were the Canadian teams that won gold in Salt Lake City in 2002 or in Vancouver in 2010 any better than the 1998 group that was stoned time and time again by Dominik Hasek in Nagano? Just ask Sweden about 2002, when goalie Tommy Salo surrendered that fluky late-game winning goal off his bean from 70 feet out off the stick of Belarus defenceman Vladimir Kopat. Who would have thought Switzerland could have pulled off its surprise run to the final at the world championship last spring? Like the sophisticated watches the Swiss are known for, the hockey teams timing was impeccable. It peaked at the perfect moment for wins over the Czech Republic and United States in the quarterfinal and semi-final, respectively, only to lose to Sweden in the finale. So, with all that in mind, what country will give Canada the biggest challenge in its gold-medal defence at the 2014 Winter Games? Here are the odds as of Monday night from bodog.ca. • Canada 19-10 (about 2-1)• Russia 12-5• Sweden 9-2• USA 6-1• Finland 11-1• Czech Republic 12-1 And, if you like to play the long odds: • Switzerland 25-1• Slovakia 33-1• Norway 200-1• Latvia 400-1\• Austria 750-1• Slovenia 1,000-1 Nike Air Max China Wholesale . Didnt need any help this time. Wood beat Cincinnati for the first time in his career, repeatedly pitching out of threats for seven innings, and Chicago stalled the Reds week-long surge with a 2-0 victory Monday night. Air Max 720 Outlet . - This is just the warm-up act for 18-year-old William Nylander.Chapel Hill, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Atlantic Coast Conference powerhouses collide Monday as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to face the North Carolina Tar Heels at the Dean E. Smith Center. Notre Dame officially extended its win streak to double digits with an 83-76 double-overtime thriller against Georgia Tech on Saturday. The Irish have won 10 in a row, and look to improve on a 14-1 record to start the campaign. This will be the first true road game of the season for Notre Dame. North Carolina is looking to build on a five-game win streak after the Tar Heels demolished Clemson on Saturday, 74-50, in an ACC battle. UNC is 5-1 at home this season, and will play three of its next four games at the Smith Center. North Carolina leads the all-time series with Notre Dame, 18-4, and owns a 3-0 mark in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels have won five straight meetings, including two last season. Georgia Tech blew a four-point halftime lead over Notre Dame on Saturday, and allowed the Irish to knot the game at 59-59 when regulations final buzzer sounded. Notre Dame connected on 53.3 percent of its field goal attempts in the contest, including 57.1 percent shooting in the overtime periods to claim the two-OT thriller. Jerian Grant netted a team-high 24 points with six assists (and threw down one of the best dunks of the season), while Steve Vasturia contributed 17 points. Zach Auguste (13 points), Demetrius Jackson (11 points) and Pat Connaughton (10 points, eight rebounds) all had a hand in the win for the Irish. Notre Dames offense is still maintaining its high level of play, and enters the game against North Carolina netting 85.9 ppg on an impressive 555. Yeezy Boost 350 v2 Fake For Sale. 3 percent shooting touch from the floor. Grant leads the team with a 17.9 ppg mark entering the clash, and is followed up by Auguste (14.7 ppg) and Jackson (14.2 ppg). Connaughton rounds out the teams double-digit scorers this season with 13.2 ppg, adding in a team-best 8.2 rpg mark for the Irish. But it hasnt just been a strong offensive effort that has helped UND to a 14-1 record. The team is holding opponents to a mere 61.9 ppg on 39.5 percent shooting. Clemson was simply overmatched in the clash on Saturday with North Carolina. The Tar Heels held the home Tigers to just 17 first-half points on 17.9 percent shooting from the floor. The Tar Heels were able to coast through the second half on 40 percent shooting to maintain a healthy lead for the win. Justin Jackson led the way for North Carolina with 13 points in the ACC win, but Kennedy Meeks tallied a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds to really help the Heels. Marcus Paige chipped in with 11 points, and Brice Johnson notched 10 points with eight boards. The matchup between Notre Dame and North Carolina will feature two of the best offenses in the ACC, as the Tar Heels come into this clash netting 80.8 ppg on 45.9 percent shooting from the floor. Paige leads a trio of double-digit scorers for the Tar Heels with 13.4 ppg this season, also adding in 52 assists (second to J.P. Tokotos 59) and 16 steals (behind Tokotos 18). Meeks (12.9 ppg) and Johnson (11.5 ppg) round out the group of scorers for UNC, though Jackson checks in at 9.9 ppg, right on the verge of breaking double figures. Meekss 9.1 rpg average is the best on North Carolina through 14 games played. ' ' '
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