Posted by Håkan Ljung on 20th February 2011 at 12:59 GMT
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You can allways use statistics to your own advatage. Seeing this in this cast of light, 550 000 players and 2 500 rinks is something wich cannot be matched anywere in the hockey world. That means that the game have a totally different meaning compared to its people wich Europe cannot compare. The fact the most talented 16-17 year old czechs travel to Canadas junior leagues proves something. Young Europeans will allways find Canada the most attractive place to be. Since I love hockey and I see it not only as Canadians often say as life or something, to me is it also culture. I mean its a kind of artpiece. The the canadian juniors plays like a piece of art and that means its a rich culture but also something you do and watch, and you gave this to the Europeans. I am greatful you teached us to use it. I really am.
Canada is the only hockey nation who should strive to be that best of hockey nations. I mean Sweden will never strive to be better than top 4. Its enough as it is and all who work with hockey in Sweden knows that. USA strives to be a top 2 nation. They have no other ambition. No one wants or will even try to take something away from Canada. It does not excist a hockey nation in the globe who wants that. Its not necessary for anyone.
I really must say I have begun to like the way Canada´s junior plays. The play a beatiful game, with a cool temper and with a forceful intresting identity. With a lot of heart as you say. I really have begun to fall in love how these young Canadians play. The skate, stickhandle with incredible technical skill. To be honest they are very attractice to watch. Of the four teams in this years tournament were Canada earn the silver, I really do think Canada was the best of the four. So Canada does not have to win every tournament to prove that.
I am truelly sorry of my erlier behaviour. I want show someting better.