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Stevie Y's calm set tone for Canada

Updated: February 17, 2011, 9:32 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- A year ago Wednesday, Team Canada would open its account at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic men's hockey tournament with an 8-0 rout of Norway.

Not that Steve Yzerman felt any relief that day. Nor would the Team Canada GM feel anything but constant stomach churning for the next two weeks. The host country was counting on a gold medal, and anything less would be a complete disaster. No pressure there.

"Through the whole thing, you got a knot in your stomach, ...

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