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01-06-2013, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by smitty10 View Post
It is Canada's game. The only country where hockey is #1 (our official winter sport), we have the most hockey players of any country in the world and most NHLers, ice hockey was invented here, the first organized game was played here, we have more gold medals at the WJC than any other nation, 24 WC gold medals and 8 Olympic golds (including the last two). Hockey is broadcast here on a level like nowhere else in the world and is massively popular across the country.
Just to correct that, Canada won gold in 2002 and 2010. 2006 it was Sweden.

In fact, of the 4 best-on-best tournaments, Canada (and the US) did great in North America (SL City and Vancouver), but they didn't even medal in Nagano and Turin.

I guess I'm saying "home ice" matters.

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