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Old 01-05-2013, 05:50 AM   #33
Grainbelt
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Originally Posted by Callahan71 View Post
The media hype that surrounds Canadian players is shameful really. They make it seem as though we've won gold before the tournament has even begun, and if things turn out for the worse they quickly berate the players.
The players seem to be believing their own hype. Recap

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"We battled hard, but it's unacceptable to not win a medal," said Canadian forward Jonathan Huberdeau. "As Canadians, we can't come here and not win a medal."
Well, you just did.


Not denying the depth and strength of the Canadian program, but the world had largely caught up in preparation and coaching of these U-20 teams, and the difference in talent isn't that large.
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