The Sochi Olympics have officially begun. Men’s Ice Hockey hasn’t begun yet but will begin with a matchup of Team Latvia vs. Team Switzerland. Many players are sitting out with injuries including Steven Stamkos, Marian Gaborik, Mikko Koivu, and Valtteri Filppula. The games this year should be quite interesting with Team Russia on its home soil. Many believe its Canada’s year again this year for gold while some analysts are expecting Sweden, Finland, and Russia to get gold. I think Team USA may be the dark horse in this one to win gold medal. They have the best goaltending in the tournament and since the 2010 Olympics, the young players on that team have developed into stars like players such as Patrick Kane. They may not have the best offense and a rather young defense but they showed the world back in 1980 that they were good enough to do it all and they may just show the world again. The Olympics this year should be quite interesting to see who lands the gold. More updates to come as they happen.