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11-21-2010, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
Remember the 2008 World Championships? Gold Medal game. Canada vs. Russia. Canada has a 4-2 lead going into the third. They are flying out there. Lots of Canadians decide to play because the tournament is in Quebec City. We have Heatley, Staal, Toews, Getzlaf, Spezza etc. All they had to do was keep the pedal to the medal. Instead Hitchcock has that talent laden team sit back and play defense against the likes of Ovechkin and Kovalchuk. They tie the game and win it in overtime. Canada loses. When a coach has to put his stamp of approval on the game rather than the whole "if it aint broke don't fix it" approach then you run into problems.
i remember that final, but only the swedish ref and the first period, he was so atrociously pro-canada i couldn't watch more as i was too embarassed

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