From tonight's Facebook post:
Anyone into the 'who asked for this' World Cup of Hockey?
I've made my feelings known. :) It's contrived. There's no reason for this other than, duh I know, the NHL pressuring the IOC for what it wants in future Olympics if the NHL is to continue to participate.
So we had contrived Canada Cups led by the shyster Alan Eagleson from 1976 to 1991 set up for Canada to win (home ice, little travel, etc.) to allegedly feed NHLPA coffers but in reality Eagleson's own pockets. Then came the 1996 World Cup, then not another one until 2004 and now 12 years later...utter contrived nonsense, all of it.
Yeah, even the Canadian wins in 76, 84, 87 and 91. the tournament, by any reasoned analysis, was a farce favoring Canada even though at the time 'we' all thought and reveled in that 'we' (Canada) won but seriously...