World Cup thread

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  1. Mark CM

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    What does everybody think about this tournament and the initial 16-man rosters? Gotta say McDavid/Eichel on that Under-23 North American squad is pretty exciting.
     
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    GO LEAFS GO
     
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    Canuck till I die. But we fucking suck.
     
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    Which "World Cup" are we talking about here?

    They definitely should be thinking GM change in Vancouver. After a while, with no production, you can't keep blaming the coaching and the players...
     
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    Is anybody watching this thing? I haven't heard anything about it.
     
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    Yep, I've been loosely following.
    I unfortunately don't get any TV coverage until the semi-finals.
     
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    I haven't watched a game yet. Not sure if I care enough at this point. They kind of botched it, imho.
     
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    Who is "they"?
     
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    It's run by the NHL, isn't it?
     
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    It's NHL *sanctioned*, but I don't know to what level the NHL is actually involved. It's an IIHF event AFAIK.
    I blame our media for not having picked up coverage, except for CBC grabbing the semifinals and finals.
     
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    That could explain it, for sure. I've been living under a rock the last two weeks, but still people generally aren't talking about it much here. Trying to catch up a bit, but nobody's really engaged with it. I'm a little disappointed. The Canada Cup was one of my favourite hockey memories growing up and this tourney has the ability to rival that.

    I'm kind of loving the Europe and North American squads getting some attention.
     
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    I'm not sure how often the World Cup of Hockey will get run...
    The last one was in 2004, the first one was in 1996.

    I'll watch the Canada vs Europe game tonight on Sportsnet (I just noticed that there's coverage)
    The semi-finals and the final are on CBC.
     

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