Thursday, February 25, 2010

Team Canada outscores opposition 48-2

The Canadian women's hockey team dominated these Olympics scoring 48 goals and only giving up a pair over 5 games. We will hear the usual noise about how this shouldn't be an Olympic event. Just a lot of nonsense. Yes this has largely been a 2 country competition since introduced in 1998. It will take time for the rest of the world to catch up.

In the 1924 Olympics, the Canadian men's hockey team outscored their opponents in the preliminary round 84-0 over 3 games (30-0 against the Czechs, 22-0 against the Swede and 33-0 against the Swiss). They went on to win the gold medal with a 6-1 win over the USA. Harry Watson was their top scorer with 37 goals in 5 games. Things have changed since 1924. In Vancouver, Canada needed a shootout to beat Switzerland. The gap has been closed and the same will happen over time in women's hockey.

So enjoy the victory because over time they will not come this easy.