Wednesday, September 28, 2016
World Cup of Hockey: Team Canada's favourite Team Canadas
This Team Canada looks pretty good at the World Cup of Hockey Jersey. They play Team Europe tonight with a chance to keep the record of the national senior male team spotless.
But are they the best team ever Canada?
In 1987, Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky group that won the Canada Cup is probably my favorite, closely followed by the 1976 group, which won the first Canada Cup with a fantastic performance of Bobby Orr in what was essentially the swan song of the great defender.
1972 Canada Summit Series offered good memories and historical moments, but the team was flawed because it lacked Orr due to injuries and other like Bobby Hull, because they had defected to the WHA.
There is so much to love: The 2002 Olympians ended a gold medal drought in 50 years, beating the Americans on American soil. The Olympians won in 2010 on the floor of the house dramatically. 2014 Olympians won in Russia.
Breakaway sitting with a handful of members of the latter to ask them who their favorite team was Canada. There was really no wrong answer.
Jonathan Toews: Salt Lake City 2002
"He appears to me, my favorite players growing up were Joe Sakic, Steve Yzerman. I remember him scoring the big goal to go up 4-2 or 5-2 in the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. It was a good memory for me. I'm pumped enough to see them win this one. "
Matt Duchene: World Championship 2015
"Our team of Sochi was pretty dominant, which was pretty special to play. I think in terms of dominant performance, our world championship team two years ago. We scored more than 60 goals in the tournament. He was ridiculous.That was a tournament at the start, we knew how we were, we played Sweden, we are 3-0 after the first 10 minutes, we're like, okay: we .. as well as we think we are the type of thing we end up back, scoring six goals and win 6-4. He was like, okay, we're as good as we think we are. This was probably the most dominant team I played on. This was not on-Best- better. But still, I played in this tournament five times, and the first three times we were in the quarterfinals. It's a tough tournament to win and we rode through pretty good. "
Jay Bouwmeester. World Juniors 1991
The only memory I have Eric Lindros played in Saskatoon. Play the Russians. John Slaney scored a goal, and for some reason, that sticks. And the Olympic Games in Salt Lake. This was a big problem. I was playing junior, and I remember watching this tournament. It was a big problem when Canada won. It helped that Belarus beat the Swedes.
Logan Couture, Salt Lake 2002
That remember the most was in 2002, Salt Lake City. This is the one I watched. They lost in 1998 in the shooting, and come back and win, and beat the States in the U.S.A. is pretty special.
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