October 01, 2016

“Team Europe”? Maybe World Cup of Hockey needs a Brexit strategy

David MenziesMission Specialist

For sheer excitement, the final of the World Cup of Hockey ranked somewhere between watching grass grow and paint dry: an anti-climatic snooze-fest when instead of having Team Canada face off against either the U.S. or Russia, we faced Team Europe.

Team Europe isn’t a country but a continent, yet devoid of those European countries that are usually hockey powerhouses such as Sweden, Finland and the Czech Republic.

It was a cosmic fluke that Team Europe got to the final.

Everything from their crest to the question of what national anthem would play had they won, was problematic.

There was another fabricated team in the tournament: Team North America, comprised of under-24 players who weren’t on the American or Canadian squads.

International sporting events are the last realm in which we can really show national pride, where one can claim his or her country is the best and wear that country’s flag on one’s chest and sing a bona fide national anthem linked to a bona fide country.

At the risk of being labelled a conspiracy theorist, was the unspoken strategy of the tournament to shoehorn globalism into sports?

Are globalists doing that whole European Union thingy, getting rid of borders and creating a make-believe confederacy that might have a chance to win? Maybe.

If so, come 2020, let’s hope the World Cup of Hockey embraces a Brexit strategy when it comes to its silly make-believe hockey teams.

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commented 2016-10-02 12:05:02 -0400
You notice the absence of leftard trolls on this thread? It’s because they don’t play/watch/know sports – what kind of psyche feels repulsed or threatened by the manly art of competitive physical sport? What type of psyche would show contempt for physical competition as “testosterone soaked”?

The type who never trust themselves in a men’s dressing room.
commented 2016-10-01 18:52:23 -0400
Didn’t was a second of this fucking shit!!!

The US passed on Phil Kessel – top scorer in the NHL playoffs and a Stanley Cup champ.

Smart move assholes – what was it? 0 – 3? Pure genius.
commented 2016-10-01 18:20:53 -0400
WTF is team Europe? I don’t follow sports .
commented 2016-10-01 17:17:09 -0400
I agree Dave – a greater cluster frig could not be concocted by Betman his own little Barnum&Bailey self. I turned if off after the 3rd game because it made no sense – who be playin’ who? Was this a “one world global village” social experiment/ – because it sure wasn’t a hockey tournament.
commented 2016-10-01 16:15:44 -0400
Kelvin Grabowsky NICE!!! I would not be too surprised if it was that.
commented 2016-10-01 13:34:31 -0400
@ Steve Hicken… I think that before that happens the EU may be no more. With Brexit and all the pending elections a shake up may be all that is left. I wouldn’t rule out severe civil unrest in Merkel’s marxist cauldron , at some point the skin heads and ultra right will have had enough with the jihadi joes, bloodshed to follow. I see true to form Killary Klinton was spouting off how much she admired Merkel. Maybe they can rot in hell together.

DJBT and the rest
commented 2016-10-01 11:56:51 -0400
I will never turn the television or radio on to a cbc channel
commented 2016-10-01 11:42:55 -0400
What’s next…“team World”, or “team Earth”? What crap!
commented 2016-10-01 11:11:22 -0400
Why do we need a World Cup? PERIOD.
commented 2016-10-01 11:08:18 -0400
There was a World Cup Ice-Hochey Tournament?

Sorry, but I missed it. Too busy following the CFL and Jays I guess.
commented 2016-10-01 10:25:26 -0400
What would be the anthem for the EU? Hmmmmmmm, the call to prayer?
commented 2016-10-01 10:18:46 -0400
Next year the World Cup will be between; Europe, Canada, US and Russia. That would be the logical progression.
commented 2016-10-01 09:25:58 -0400
The left wing fanatics first set out to destroy the individual, and now they are working on destroying countries. All in the name of globalism. The tentacles of evil have spread through every area of modern society. It’s disgusting and pure evil. It’s time for the big leagues to go back to their roots, and keep the government and their minions at bay.
commented 2016-10-01 09:25:09 -0400
Didn’t watch the World Cup of Hockey! It was all on the CBC and I stopped watching the CBC! I will take a look at the CBC after it gets its face out of the public trough!
commented 2016-10-01 08:33:36 -0400
at some point the EU will outlaw all European countries and permanently be EU and maybe a new anthem but I rather doubt that part…