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12-27-2012, 02:43 PM
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Nationality shouldn't cloud great international events

http://www.thehockeynews.com/article...al-events.html

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12-27-2012, 02:50 PM
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Its country vs. country. You're an idealist if you expect it to be cheap-shot free.

It's hockey. We punch each other in the face, shoot frozen rubber and wear sharp blades on our feet. Trash talking is part of the game.

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In Canada, it feels like every WJC morphs into just such a nasty animal. If some of us Canucks aren’t grumbling under our breath about the two non-Canadians who are permitted to play on a CHL team each season, we’re ripping non-Canadian fans for cheering against Team Canada. Some of us seem to want nothing short of a Canadian coronation in every WJC – and we also want all our vanquished opponents to shower us with superlatives. And, should Canada not win a gold medal, the suggestion is that it is something Canada did wrong, not something the victorious country did right.
That is a nicer way of saying it

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bottom line is ... as the players have increased in size.... big ice hockey has become a better and better brand of hockey

no one would even dream of ever playing hockey again in a rink the size of the old Boston Garden or the old Buffalo Memorial... .because they are just too small for the ever increasingly big players.

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Its country vs. country. You're an idealist if you expect it to be cheap-shot free.

It's hockey. We punch each other in the face, shoot frozen rubber and wear sharp blades on our feet. Trash talking is part of the game.
Pretty much.

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Canada treats hockey the way Brasil and Italy treat soccer.

Yes, there is an expectation of excellence and success and, yes, recognition - always.

Why would we want it any other way?

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Canada treats hockey the way Brasil and Italy treat soccer.

Yes, there is an expectation of excellence and success and, yes, recognition - always.

Why would we want it any other way?
Really? they sure as hell don't dive like their lives are on the line.

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Really? they sure as hell don't dive like their lives are on the line.
they cheap-shot instead

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He's comparing an international tournament to a national tournament. I think the guy is missing something.

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they cheap-shot instead
Hey, they're both fine choices.

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