If you've ever driven across the Canadian border, you know what it feels like to be an American trying to get through Canada Customs.
Best-case scenario is a rough ride.
I imagine that's what it will feel like to be an opposing forward trying to get by Chris Pronger, Scott Niedermayer, Shea Weber, Brent Seabrook, Roberto Luongo, Martin Brodeur, and company.
Or how about a defenseman trying to break the puck out against Jarome Iginla, Ryan Getzlaf, Joe Thornton, Mike Richards, and Brendan Morrow.
If anyone wants to beat Canada, they're in for a rough ride. They've got the players, they've got the coaches, they've got the desire.
For Canada, hockey is a custom. Heck, winning is an expected custom when it comes to hockey contests. Their fans are accustomed to winning at hockey and anything else is unacceptable.
And coming off a quarterfinal-loss disaster in 2006, you can bet they'd rather disappear into a subarctic bog than lose on the Olympic stage on home ice this time around.