Sunday, February 14, 2010

Women's International Ice Hockey is Joke

This is why I don't like this sport. There are only 2 teams in the entire world that compete against each other. It's only a matter of luck if you are a woman's hockey player, and if you are born in Canada or the USA, you have a chance to win gold if you can make the team.

When you are beating up on other teams 18-0, it's embarrassing. It's certainly embarrassing to be beaten that badly, but worse, it's embarrassing as a Canadian to see your country run up the score unnecessarily against such an uncompetitive opponent. And don't give me this horseshit about "Goal Differential" Canada will always be playing for Gold no matter how many or how few goals they score on a team like Slovakia. It's poor form, in the biggest venue of the world; in the Olympics, and it's on home soil. Please don't embarrass us like this again.

And for the men playing Norway on Tuesday, please heed the same call. Just because you are stronger, doesn't mean that you run up the score.

That's completely void of class, and doesn't represent Canada well at all...


  1. Ummm sorry chuck I don't agree with you on this one. If you don't have teams continuing to improve, grow, learn and compete the game will never get better from a world stage point of view. I know it will take some time for this to occur but all sports in their "infancy" had blowouts at times. Come to think of it, a couple of world junior games there a few weeks ago...a certain canada vs. latvia game 16 zip? My opinion on bad beat scores is that it's part of the game and nothing wrong with hopping up your chances for an MVP trophy. Love your stuff, keep it up! :)
    jen d

  2. When Men's hockey started to grow, weren't Canada and the USA the leaders-by-far then too?
    I think so.

    Olympic women's hockey is still in its infancy... give it a few years, the sport may continue to grow in popularity and the field will even out.


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