Don Cherry rants about foreign players in the CHL
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01-05-2013, 04:02 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
I posted this in another thread on this subject in the WJHC forum but it fits just as well here:
This is just reactionary fear due to Canada not winning gold every year in tournaments such as this. The rest of the world has caught up to us and all of a sudden people want to close the borders to foreign players. How xenophobic. How reactionary. How short-sighted. How dunderheaded. Statements like this make Don Cherry seem like the Ann Coulter of the hockey world.
It's no longer "Our game". It's the world's game. And that can't be anything but a good thing for the sport. Does that mean Canada might not win as much as people are used to? Maybe. But we as a nation need to get over this notion that it's our god-given right to rule the hockey world. It makes us seem like spoiled brats taking our ball and going home the minute we don't get what we want.
The game has matured. Time for us to do the same.
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