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02-02-2014, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by IMLACHnME View Post
...Given the exclusion of Hull, our PM was against the NHL team referring to itself as Team Canada....
Yep. The outrage went all the way up the food chain to Parliament, the PMO's Office. Crazy thing was, Eagleson early on didnt even want to call them Team Canada at all. Preferred NHL All Stars or get this one, Dream Team. The latter he borrowed from the then popular MacLaren Motorsports Team that was extremely popular in Canada & really Worldwide at that time. The advertising agency in Toronto working with him (Vickers & Benson) fortunately convinced him that both of his ideas were lousy, totally lame, and that calling them Team Canada was the only logical choice & for a host of beyond solid reasons. But you can Bet Your Bippy, had it been left up to Eagleson, likely called the Dream Team & I can just imagine the hideously gaudy jerseys that moniker wouldve inspired.

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