I'M shocked that I'm not more interested in this tournament. To tell you the truth, I'm curious about the results, but I'm not as passionnate as I was in 98 and 2002. This time around, all I see is the NHL on bigger ice surface. Same players, not as much intensity as I would have liked. I saw one solid game so far (Russia-Slovakia), and a bunch of mish-mashed games with about 10 minutes of excitement. Some less-talented teams are reverting to the trap, which makes for boring hockey on big-ice surface. Plus, I sense that a lot of NHLers are either tired or blazÃ© with this Olympic concept. After Vancouver, the IOC and the IHF should go back to the amateurs or, even better, the juniors. The pros care less than they did 4-8 years ago, because the novelty has run off.