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Hockey in Britain part 2
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05-19-2012, 06:34 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
So it was the 15 or so international games over the past 3 years that developed him? Not the 200 odd Elite league games?
I'm sure Down got picked....because he was good?
I mean if the case was that an ex NHL guy came over and became a dual nat, got picked for some reason over Dowd, helped the team get promoted and Olympic qualification, sure it sucks that Dowd didn't get his GB chance as quickly as he would have otherwise, but ends justify the means surely if the sport gets a bigger interest because of its success?
I don't think we can use the Canadian example you give like for like, hockey there is the top spot, nothing comes close. Canada does badly, just look at this years WC, then there's no real bad repercussions accept from some wounded Canadian egos
Just like if they won, theres not that much positives, the sports already number one, how can you improve on that.
GB and hockey over here is very different, having a GB side seen on the BBC coverage of the 2014 Olympics will be a huge huge coup for the sport over here.
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