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01-05-2013, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by CoolForumNamePending View Post
To be honest I don't really buy the idea that the tournament is a whole lot more competitive or that there is considerable more parity now than 5, 10 or 15 years ago. IMHO the tournament from a competition standpoint is about as uninsteresting as it has always been. People are acting like this is the first time Canada has gone a handful of years without winning. It wasn't even a decade ago that Canada went 7 years between gold medals.
I still remember it like it was yesterday. We choked away 3 gold medals in a row in the WJ and went 50 years without an Olympic gold. Then in less than a decade, we had 5 world junior titles in a row to go along with two Olympic golds. We're being hunted now and other nations are doing a good job at getting us.

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