Seems like Canadian hockey fans are down. Our cockiness diluted by too many games against inferior countries and not enough success against those with talent. We've all done the math. Canada has not yet beaten, in regulation, a top hockey nation in these Olympics. It's not the bicep flexing we had hoped for and that seems to hurt. We may have all wanted a cake walk, deep down. I don't know? What I do know is that Canadian fans seem just a little edgy, recklessly throwing hall of fame defenceman and tried and true forwards under the bus, still bitching and moaning about roster choices. I'm hearing a lot of sounds coming out of mouths that when you remove the phonics and just listen to the tone you would think we've already been eliminated. A bunch of excuse-making and whining.
Canada is still, on paper, the best hockey team remaining in these games. Nobody can match up at all positions with the red and white. Nobody has the mix of youth plus veteran players so highly decorated and nobody else has a fourth line that could be the first line on most of the teams in this thing.
We are alive and we haven't even scratched the surface on our best performance, which, in my opinion, means that no team still standing has a better chance to win this over us. It's all square, all even, and down to 8 teams. It's the beginning, not the end.
So pull up your bottom lips, stop bashing away at players for what they've done or haven't done in your opinion and just get behind them. Quantum Physics. Think good thoughts. It could be the most incredible night to be a Canadian in a span of time when there have been many. Lets drop the suckhole attitude.
Ra Ra Ra.