Think expectations were initially low for Team USA’s Mens’ Hockey team?

The flights out of Vancouver for the players and families – scheduled by someone in the NHL Player’s Association – were scheduled for Sunday morning.

Given that the medal presentation is set for AFTER the Gold Medal game (scheduled for 3 pm EST today) the NHLPA wasn’t even expecting Team USA to MEDAL (the Bronze game was played yesterday, results are irrelevant).

Apparently the flights were scheduled based on the outcome of the World Championships.

The scores (groups of 20) of flight tickets which have to be changed are thanks to the play of Ryan Miller – the goalie for Team USA who is standing on his head in these Olympic games, helping Team Stars & Stripes get to this final game.