Peter. From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 750 times:
It could have been so great for the US team if they won olympic gold against Canada in their own country, the players looked really sad at the ceremony.
But probably the pressure was too much for them.
Anyway it was a great match and congratulations to Canada.
CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4773 posts, RR: 25
Reply 22, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 727 times:
Just because there are more NHL teams doesn't mean more people care about hockey (there are six in Canada BTW). It just means it makes more financial sense to operate a professional hockey franchise in the US. Football is #1, Baseball #2, Basketball #3, hockey is lucky if it is the fourth most popular sport, but I'll bet NASCAR has more fans.
737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 41
Reply 24, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 717 times:
What is sad is that most Americans don't give a flip about hockey. Personally, I love it. I am an administrator for a Dallas Stars message board. While Canada wildly celebrates their gold medal, most Americans will be indifferent about the whole thing. Most people I know don't even understand the sport.
I was at work the other day when USA played Russia twenty-two years to the day of the "Miracle on Ice" for the right to go to the gold medal game, and the guys wanted to watch Don't Say a Word on DVD instead. I just shook my head and walked away.
The Westminster Dog Show pulls down better ratings than the Stanley Cup Finals in America. I'm not kidding; it happened when Dallas won the Cup. Sad but true.
Congrats again to Canada.
Patrick Bateman is my hero.
: U.S.A who? j/k for who ever said that Canada got away with a few calls so did the U.S. and atleast it wasnt like the womens gold medal game. Canada Ki
: This olympic victory is well deserved for the country that created the sport of ice hockey. A heartfelt congratulations to all Canadians and to all fa