EDITOR'S NOTE: Over the next several days, Phoenix Coyotes Co-Owner George Gosbee will be in Sochi, Russia to take in the 2014 Winter Olympics, especially the men's hockey tournament, in which five Coyotes players will be participating. Each day or so, Gosbee will check in with flagship radio station Arizona Sports 98.7 FM and will post on his Twitter - follow him @Goz100
. We'll also keep fans updated here in a Goz Blog from Sochi.
Day 9 (Wednesday, February 19):
On host Russia possibly not winning the gold medal in men’s hockey:
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“That’s why I call it the 52 billion dollar gold medal. If Russia doesn’t win it a lot of people aren’t going to be happy over here.” On USA’s chances vs. Czech Republic in quarterfinals:
“I think it’s going to be tough but not going to be as tough as some of the people around here are talking. I think that the Czech team is not playing very well right now and it should be a pretty easy game for the U.S to win.”On the infrastructure in Sochi
: “As far as the infrastructure goes and the facilities, it’s really, really world-class. Once you get to the village and once you get on to what I call the compound then it’s smooth sailing and it’s hard to beat.” On whether he’d be at Olympics if he didn’t co-own the Coyotes:
"Absolutely. This is my fifth Winter Games and even if I wasn’t involved with the Coyotes or the NHL, I’d be over here anyway. It’s a great time if you’re a big fan of winter sports, and especially ice hockey, and I’m having a blast.” AUDIO: Listen to Gosbee's report on 98.7 FM from Wednesday morning.