CAN vs LAT 16-0: Do you feel like a man now?

Canada shut out Latvia 16 to nothing. Tell me, does that make you feel good, Team Canada? Are you proud of yourself?

Canada shut out Latvia 16 to nothing.

Tell me, does that make you feel good, Team Canada? Are you proud of yourself?

I’m a die-hard Canuck. Hearing about a 16-0 game just makes me feel embarrassed to be citizens of the same country as Team Canada.

It doesn’t help our team: the game was a gift. It doesn’t help their team, they’re so discouraged nothing they could have learned will stick.

And it certainly isn’t good for our kids on the Canadian team to have a coach and organization that wouldn’t take control and tell the team to “just have fun” as it becomes clear it’s going to become a blowout. A good coach will realize this early and won’t let a game get far past 10 goals. I’ve done this as a player on one of my teams in the past, just encouraging my guys to go easy and have some fun.

Somebody give Canada an unsportman-like penalty.

Update: Yes, I’m aware goals will determine spots in the event of a tie. I don’t buy that excuse when it’s sportsmanship we’re talking about.

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