WATCHING HOCKEY ON CNBC
(now there's a headline I didn't think I'd write), I noticed that the officials seemed to be letting a lot of penalties go, especially interference and slashing. That, combined with the teams not playing together for long, conspired to create a rather sloppy affair.
I don't have too much sympathy for the Slovak Republic not having all their players in time for Sunday's game. They obviously have problems in goal, and they didn't take care of business against German and Latvian teams that have considerably fewer NHL stars.