GOLD MEDAL GAME | U.S.A. vs CANADA, 12:00PM PST (NBC-HD, CTV/TSN/Sportsnet/Online)
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02-28-2010, 03:20 PM
Not enough guts
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Ask the players if they would they rather win the SC or win the Olympics, and most will say win the gold medal (look at Remenda's interviews for the Sharks responses). Why else are they going to play this tournament and not get paid? This is free but to them, its worth the risk. If it wasn't this would look like the NFL All-Star game and players would stay home with little bumps and bruises.
Ask them the question again in April and see what they say. Or even ask them in October before an Olympic year. I'm sure they see it as an honor, but kids in Canada and America don't pretend they're scoring a goal to win a gold medal, they pretend they're scoring to win game 7 of the SCF.
Not saying they don't see it as an honor to play for their country, but they don't put anywhere near the amount of effort they put into winning the cup (a full 82 game season and at least 16 playoff games). Or at least I hope they don't.
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