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A question for my fellow Canadians...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by DGRollins, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. DGRollins

    DGRollins Member

    It's August. Why is there a damn hockey game on my TV?

    And why do we care one bit about this damn hockey game?



    (Sorry, I'm sick today and am in a pissy mode. Carry on.)
  2. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    Summit Series.....you obviously don't follow hockey
  3. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    It's an 8 game junior tournament between Canada & Russia;s best U-20s, to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Summit Series. Four games in Russia, then four back here.

    You can also watch it at tsn.ca
  4. DGRollins

    DGRollins Member

    Oh I know what it is. But what it is doesn't answer my question.
  5. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

  6. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    What's your question, again? :)

    Usually when the Russians come over here for their annual cross Canada tourney, they don't bring their best.

    This series will be a nice preview to the World Juniors in December.

    Oh, and Brampton plays its first exhibition game this weekend. It's almost September. :)
  7. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    The insufferable Loubardias and McGuire are doing this. That's enough to keep me from watching.
  8. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    Yup, that just killed it for me too.
  9. DGRollins

    DGRollins Member


    I grew up with the game. Played it. Refereed it. And watched it a whole lot on my illegal satellite dish.

    I'm too young to remember "Henderson score(ing) for Canada," but I'm just old enough to remember Mike Bossy potting an overtime winner and can not only remember Gretzky dropping the puck to Lemieux, but can also tell you what former Washington Capital/Toronto Maple Leaf/Detroit Red Wing defenseman was the third player on the 3-on-1 (and, who by all rights, should have got the pass).

    Sitting beside my grandfather watching the Belleville Bulls was my childhood.

    I know hockey.

    But, I'm getting sick of it. In late August, I'd rather watch something else and I'm not sure I'm alone. To bring this rant back to journalism, how many Canadians actually care about this manufactured event? Why is it getting the amount of coverage that it is?

    ANYWAY, I'm fighting a losing battle, I appreciate.
  10. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

  11. DGRollins

    DGRollins Member

  12. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

    Actually just read a book about eight goals that changed hockey or some other such nonsense. That was one of them.
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