Canada V Russia AKA Crosby V Ovechkin: The Preview

Kendall LewisContributor IFebruary 23, 2010

WASHINGTON - MAY 13:  Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals and Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins shake hands after Pittsburgh's 6-2 victory in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinal  Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 13, 2009 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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With a 8-2 victory over the Germans, Canada has advanced to the quarterfinals of The men's Olympic Hockey tournament. This means one thing and one thing only: Crosby V Ovechk..... I mean Russia V Canada. This is possibly the most anticipated game outside the US, and with good reason. This is a match up of true powerhouses. The Russians and Canadians have both run the hockey world since hockey was first played. This will be a a game for the ages with some of the best match ups yet.

1) Sidney Crosby V Alexander Ovechkin. 

This the match up everyone will be talking about. Both former number one picks. Both can be considered the best player in the league. They are polar opposites in playing style. Ovechkin plays fast, hard, and looks to shoot first. He also plays fantastic defense. Crosby is the passer, patient, and looks to play more offense than defense. This will more than likely be the most epic clash ever between these two titans. I, personally, cannot wait to see this happen.

2)Luongo v Nabokov

Luongo has been on FIRE these games and he looks to continue that on the rink he plays on for his professional team, the Vancouver Canucks. Nabokov has been on fire as well, but he has been known to choke. It will be interesting to see who stays on fire and fades out into the abyss of choke-dom. This will probably be the deciding factor in the game. Whoever is on fire for his team, and stays that way, will win the game for their team. 

3) Unstoppable force V Unstoppable force

The question has always been asked in sports, "What happens when an unstoppable force meets and immovable object?" However, in this game it will be, "What happens when an unstoppable force meets and unstoppable force?" This game will feature two of the greatest offenses in the tournament at the moment. It will be interesting to see who rises to the challenge. As i stated before, this is where the goalies for each team become such an important factor. All it takes is one mistake and these offenses can get on a roll and NEVER stop. 

So the question becomes,"Who wins?" That is one I will leave up to you, my readers. This game will be of absolutely proportions. This is the kind of game where Canada and Russia will cease to be active. Instead, both nations will be solidly glued to their TVs hoping and praying for the best. Furthermore, hockey fans as a whole should, and probably will, stop and be glued to this epic battle between the creme de la creme of hockey nations.