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    Re: A Reminder of What We Can Be

    "ItalianStallion" wrote:
    If American players are not patriotic enough to participate in these competitions, then I can certainly understand why you'd want to remember the 1980 team for "what you can be".
    You do realize that that is the headline from the story I posted that was written in 1980, right?
    During the height of the US-USSR cold war tensions over Afghanistan and the hostage crisis in Iran?

    No one in 2008 is trying to resurrect an old victory as a way to remind us of anything.
    SI.com has opened up the Vault on all back issues of SI.
    And I've posted a few stories that I remember from the years past.

    Now - as to your babbling on and on and on about Canada's sports dominance or somesuch:

    Canada has won 3 out of the past 10 World Championships in hockey.
    The Czech Republic has won 4.
    2 for Sweden, 1 for Slovakia.
    Yes, I know the US is in there.
    But to trumpet Canadian hockey as this shining light of dominance in hockey is just farcical.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_Hockey_World_Championships#Championship

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    Re: A Reminder of What We Can Be

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "ItalianStallion" wrote:
    If American players are not patriotic enough to participate in these competitions, then I can certainly understand why you'd want to remember the 1980 team for "what you can be".
    You do realize that that is the headline from the story I posted that was written in 1980, right?
    During the height of the US-USSR cold war tensions over Afghanistan and the hostage crisis in Iran?

    No one in 2008 is trying to resurrect an old victory as a way to remind us of anything.
    SI.com has opened up the Vault on all back issues of SI.
    And I've posted a few stories that I remember from the years past.

    Now - as to your babbling on and on and on about Canada's sports dominance or somesuch:

    Canada has won 3 out of the past 10 World Championships in hockey.
    The Czech Republic has won 4.
    2 for Sweden, 1 for Slovakia.
    Yes, I know the US is in there.
    But to trumpet Canadian hockey as this shining light of dominance in hockey is just farcical.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_Hockey_World_Championships#Championship

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    And if you scroll down a little further you'd see we have more gold medals and total medals than any other country in that tournament.
    The only reason the Soviet Union has so many is because Canada stopped participating and/or wasn't able to send their best players.

    Canada has been dominant, if you look at the last 5 or 6 years.
    At least as dominant as the US has been in any sport over that span.
    I was simply responding to the fact that Ultra seemed to scoff at only being good at "one sport".
    I think being as good as Canada has been in recent memory at hockey is an accomplishment considering the size of our population.



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    Re: A Reminder of What We Can Be

    "ItalianStallion" wrote:
    haha, all I'm saying is Canada dominates international hockey like the US used to dominate at international basketball.
    They do?

    How many gold medals recently?

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    Re: A Reminder of What We Can Be

    for world junior hockey...
    # of medals\












    Gold



    Silver

    Bronze

    Total
    Canada:






    14





    6




    4





    24
    Soviet Union



    8






    3




    2





    13
    Russia







    3






    6




    4





    13
    Finland







    2





    4





    6





    12
    Czech Republic


    2






    0




    1






    3
    Sweeden






    1






    7




    4






    12
    US










    1






    1




    3






    5
    CIS










    1






    0




    0






    1
    Slovakia






    0






    0




    1






    1
    Switzerland





    0





    0





    1







    1

    As you can see, Canada Dominates world junior hockey too.

    since 1990, canada won 11 times

    They have more gold medals than the runner up has in total medals
    They have more silver medals than the US has total medals


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Junior_Ice_Hockey_Championships

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    Re: A Reminder of What We Can Be

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    for world junior hockey...
    # of medals\












    Gold



    Silver

    Bronze


    Total
    Canada:







    14





    6




    4






    24
    Soviet Union




    8






    3




    2






    13
    Russia








    3






    6





    4






    13
    Finland








    2






    4





    6






    12
    Czech Republic


    2






    0




    1







    3
    Sweeden







    1






    7




    4







    12
    US











    1






    1





    3






    5
    CIS










    1






    0





    0







    1
    Slovakia







    0






    0





    1







    1
    Switzerland





    0





    0





    1







    1

    As you can see, Canada Dominates world junior hockey too.

    since 1990, canada won 11 times

    They have more gold medals than the runner up has in total medals
    They have more silver medals than the US has total medals


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Junior_Ice_Hockey_Championships
    Weeee.
    Junior hockey.

    Should I list every single World Championship, Olympic Championship, Jr. Olympic, University Games, Pan Am Games, etc. that the US has ever won in basketball?

    Quit derailing my thread.

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    Re: A Reminder of What We Can Be

    I'm just making a point that Canada dominates at every level of hockey, a fact that some of you either don't believe or feel doesn't matter

    even olympics

    Mens:










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    2
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    Re: A Reminder of What We Can Be

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    I'm just making a point that Canada dominates at every level of hockey, a fact that some of you either don't believe or feel doesn't matter

    even olympics

    Mens:










    Gold



    Silver




    Bronze
    Canada





    7





    5







    2
    Soviet U/Russia 6





    2







    2
    United States

    3





    7







    0
    Okay?
    So what?
    Still got nothing to do with my post about the 1980 US Men's Hockey team.

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    Re: A Reminder of What We Can Be

    No one cares about Canadian hockey. Seriously. No one.

    So take your overpriced loonies and go tickle your nutsacks in some other thread.

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    Re: A Reminder of What We Can Be

    all canada has is hockey beer and nickleback............2 outta 3 aint bad

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    Re: A Reminder of What We Can Be

    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    "ItalianStallion" wrote:
    haha, all I'm saying is Canada dominates international hockey like the US used to dominate at international basketball.
    They do?

    How many gold medals recently?
    About as many as the US has basketball medals...


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