Eyes of entire nation on Team Canada

Updated: February 16, 2010, 12:52 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

You have to go back to 1972 to find a hockey event as eagerly anticipated in Canada as the 2010 Olympic tournament. But the comparison doesn't do justice to the pressure and expectations that will greet the Canadian men when they touch down in Vancouver this weekend.

Before the Summit Series against the Russians in 1972, the assumption was Canada would prevail because they were Canadians and it was their game. End of story. It didn't turn out that way even though the Canadians won ...

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