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05-19-2012, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Mehar View Post
In a follow up, enjoy your Bronze Medal if you get one Finland. You are always awfully happy to get the Bronze, since except for last year, that is all you are capable of since you have never won anything best on best- 1998 Olympics, 2002 Olympics, 2006 Olympics, 2010 Olympics, 2004 World Cup. Canada has won three of the last 4 best on best tournaments. Russia has not won anything best on best. If they do not win gold again this year with their top players, Russia has some serious soul searching. They are much better team than Czechs or Slovaks. No excuses Russia. You should have won Gold the past two years at this tournament with your roster.
Don't call the Canada/World Cup best on best. Its a Canadian tournament played in Canada (with a few games in the United States that don't jeopardize Canada's unfair advantage), owned and operated by Hockey Canada and the NHL players association in Canada, with Canadian referees (except for games where Europeans play against each other, and don't affect Canada's unfair advantage), and played in front of Canadian fans. What if one NHL team could play all Stanley Cup games at home, assign team employees to referee the games, and make rules that apply to opposing teams. Canadian fans would raise absolute hell over it! Olympics as best on best, yes; Canada/World Cup, hell no! It is not a legitimate international tournament featuring equal competition.

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