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Scrappy Swiss take Canada to the wire

Updated: February 20, 2010, 12:29 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- All you have to do is watch a game like Canada's 3-2 shootout victory over the tiny hockey nation of Switzerland on Thursday to understand why the Olympic hockey tournament is so magical.

The Swiss have two regular NHLers on their team.

The Canadian roster will make more than a $120 million combined this season, and the country could have iced three Olympic-caliber rosters.

And yet, on this day, the anonymous ...

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