Tuesday, January 04, 2005


Golden Days

OK, this post is almost a gloat, but after years of mostly frustration, and in the middle of the NHL non-season, how can I not enjoy this?

Call it a Canadian sweep. Team Canada crushed Russia 6-1 Tuesday night to win the world junior men's hockey championship, the lone international title to elude the national program – until now.

Canada now has no peer in international hockey, having won the men's, women's and junior men's world championships as well as both the men's and women's Olympic tournaments over the past year.
What a year! No one stays this hot forever, I know that. There are just too many good hockey players worldwide for any one nation to stay on top for long, but this has been some kind of a special run. Wow.