After its 8-0 rout of Norway on Tuesday, Canada's matchup Thursday night with Switzerland could be seen as another warm-up game before facing the United States on Sunday. The Swiss, however, aren't preparing to just put up a good fight and fail. They want to channel their spirit from 2006, when they upset the defending gold medalists 2-0.
Thursday is the four-year anniversary of Paul DiPietro's two goals for the Swiss and the beginning of the end of Canada's participation in Torino. The team would lose three of its final four games in the tournament (all 2-0 defeats), including the quarterfinal loss to Russia, and finish an embarrassing seventh.
Jarome Iginla(notes) is one of five Canadian players on the current roster who played against Switzerland four years ago. Heading into Thursday night's important second round-robin game, the memory of 2006 will serve as added motivation:
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"It's still pretty fresh in our minds for not only the guys who played in the tournament and played