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Old 02-22-2010, 12:29 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by BRAY88 View Post
Uh canada lost this years world juniors to the states so obviously canada is not as dominant as you would like to think, face it the americans are catching up and the US is just too big of a country too ignore and they put 10times the amount of money into sport than canada does and that is starting to show in hockey with a gold in the world juniors and this victory over canada, so get over yourself puck head canadians because we dont own hockey...better get used to it
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Armchair, i know all of that but imo it means little to nothing. For a country that boasts to be the best Hockey nation in the world and to have such little Olympic success is still a punch in the gut. Even if you look at since 1998 when NHL players played for everyone we've not dominated at all, including not medaling at all in 2006. I understand what you're saying about the way things were back then, and i'll say it all contributes to some of the lack of success, i don't see it as black and white. We underachieved to a great degree and haven't faired much better since the mid-late 90's either.
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