Up for discussion in today's open thread? Friday's prime-time matchup: The upstart Latvians, led by AHL star Kaspars Daugavins, take on the defending Olympic bronze-medal winners from the Czech Republic, featuring Milan Michalek and Filip Kuba. Plus, Jarkko Ruutu and the Finns take on the Christoph Schubert-less German National team; what will they do without his breakaway prowess?
But I might be more excited to see Canada take on Denmark in both men's and women's curling.
EDIT: Plus everything on Saturday.
Friday's schedule is after the jump:
- Alpine skiing
- Cross-country skiing
Women's: Germany vs. Great Britain (noon EST)
Women's: Russia vs. United States (noon EST)
Women's: China vs. Denmark (noon EST)
Men's: Germany vs. Switzerland (5:00 p.m. EST)
Men's: Denmark vs. Canada (5:00 p.m. EST)
Men's: France vs. United States (5:00 p.m. EST)
Men's: Norway vs. China (5:00 p.m. EST)
Women's: Denmark vs. Canada (10:00 p.m. EST)
Women's: Sweden vs. China (10:00 p.m. EST)
Women's: Great Britain vs. Japan (10:00 p.m. EST)
Women's: Switzerland vs. Russia (10:00 p.m. EST)
- Figure Skating
Men's: Belarus vs. Sweden (3:00 p.m. EST)
Men's: Czech Republic vs. Latvia (7:30 p.m. EST)
Men's: Finland vs. Germany (midnight EST)
- Ski jumping