This is ridiculous, I can't believe the league is going all the way until Sunday for some teams and then it's a mad dash to Turin for the Olympics. This is denying the teams practice time as well as a chance to march in the opening ceremonies, where the ordinarily low profile hockey players will actually be the only one's recognizable amongst a mass of obscure lugers and ski jumpers. Team USA I believe only gets one practice before its first game. They should get at least 2-3, and some off ice workouts in. Would it really be so bad to have some teams off Wednesday, some Thursday, and just extend the season another week?