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LEAFS FAN 4 EVER 12-27-2012 02:43 PM

Nationality shouldn't cloud great international events
 
http://www.thehockeynews.com/article...al-events.html

jigglysquishy 12-27-2012 02:50 PM

Its country vs. country. You're an idealist if you expect it to be cheap-shot free.

It's hockey. We punch each other in the face, shoot frozen rubber and wear sharp blades on our feet. Trash talking is part of the game.

Everlasting 12-27-2012 02:55 PM

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In Canada, it feels like every WJC morphs into just such a nasty animal. If some of us Canucks aren’t grumbling under our breath about the two non-Canadians who are permitted to play on a CHL team each season, we’re ripping non-Canadian fans for cheering against Team Canada. Some of us seem to want nothing short of a Canadian coronation in every WJC – and we also want all our vanquished opponents to shower us with superlatives. And, should Canada not win a gold medal, the suggestion is that it is something Canada did wrong, not something the victorious country did right.
That is a nicer way of saying it :laugh:

JimRaynor 12-27-2012 02:57 PM

bottom line is ... as the players have increased in size.... big ice hockey has become a better and better brand of hockey

no one would even dream of ever playing hockey again in a rink the size of the old Boston Garden or the old Buffalo Memorial... .because they are just too small for the ever increasingly big players.

Royal Canuck 12-27-2012 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by jigglysquishy (Post 56838505)
Its country vs. country. You're an idealist if you expect it to be cheap-shot free.

It's hockey. We punch each other in the face, shoot frozen rubber and wear sharp blades on our feet. Trash talking is part of the game.

Pretty much.

Dado 12-27-2012 03:03 PM

Canada treats hockey the way Brasil and Italy treat soccer.

Yes, there is an expectation of excellence and success and, yes, recognition - always.

Why would we want it any other way?

luongo321 12-27-2012 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Dado (Post 56838941)
Canada treats hockey the way Brasil and Italy treat soccer.

Yes, there is an expectation of excellence and success and, yes, recognition - always.

Why would we want it any other way?

Really? they sure as hell don't dive like their lives are on the line.

muzion 12-27-2012 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by luongo321 (Post 56839081)
Really? they sure as hell don't dive like their lives are on the line.

they cheap-shot instead

Canuck21t 12-27-2012 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by LEAFS FAN 4 EVER (Post 56838231)

He's comparing an international tournament to a national tournament. I think the guy is missing something.

Statsy 12-27-2012 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by muzion (Post 56841213)
they cheap-shot instead

Hey, they're both fine choices. :laugh:


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