Dingus Milktoast wrote:Yes Pro Cheatball Players did for the summer games what hockey crybabies did for the winter...
I recall the amazement when the amateur 1980 team surprised and shocked the world by defeating defacto pro players from the Soviet Union. It was one of the greatest moments in Olympic history and that event is tarnished by every pro hockey player who ever stole a stick rightfully belonging to an amateur.
You wanna throw down on me for that boys, I am ready to defend. But really, just yankin yer hockey chains for the most part!
ha. no need to throw down here...I'm actually from California, and resonate with your points! But I certainly have met TONS of Canadians for whom hockey (and the experience of playing/watching hockey) seems to be part of the national identity.