Shock and Awe asked in SportsHockey · 10 years ago

Should the Olympic committee just go strait to the women's finals?

No offense to the other countries Fielding a women's ice hockey team but can anyone possibly beat team Canada or team USA

Canada 3-0 with a goal differential of 41-2

USA 2-0 with a differential of 25-1

Only Finland at 2-0 has more goals for 7 than against 2....every other team has a negative goals for/against ratio

So is it even fair to continue?

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    They have one more chance in Sochi before the IOC will determine the future. Cassie Campbell was blathering on last night about how the world will eventually catch up but in 20 years of Olympics and World Championships, Canada and the US have lost a combined 1 game to the rest of the world.....that being the 2006 semi-final shocker that Sweden's Kim Martin has been unable to duplicate against the US.

    While the Canadian men dominated the world's and Olympics in the early half of the 20th century, there were still races for the other medals (and by 1950, Sweden, Switzerland, and Czechoslovakia were routinely scoring against Canada even if not winning). In the case of the women, both Canada and the US have GAAs below 0.50 against the rest of the world in World and Olympic competition.,

    So, while Cassie Campbell talks about a bright future for women's hockey at the Olympics, Jacques Rogge of the IOC informed Rene Fasel of the IIHF during the 2008 Worlds in Canada that 2014 would be the last OIympic Women's tournament in Ice Hockey if the competitive gap does not decrease..

  • 10 years ago

    Its the same for womens basketball..Tennessee and UConn are in the finals year after year, once in awhile a team like Ga Tech sneaks in and pulls a major upset..

    Remember the 92 Dream Team? Jordan, Bird, Magic, Barkley etc.....Whupped every team but the world finally caught up.

    In other words, you can't cut off an Olympic sport, just because certain teams are now dominant..Same as saying "No more events for Micheal Phelps, because he just whups everyone anyhow".

  • 10 years ago

    Sweden won Silver at the last Olympics

  • 10 years ago

    yeah USA and Canada should play a 7 games series for the gold.

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  • 10 years ago

    Sure, why not?

    That way, the Flyers could have been handed the Stanley Cup immediately after the Pronger trade, and spared us the joy of seeing them fire their Coach, being as low as last place, etc.

  • 10 years ago

    I agree completely, it must be embarrassing for these women. However, it sure does answer that question that some people ask about can women play in the nhl though, slower, not as strong........

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Women's hockey sucks.

  • 10 years ago

    Sweden upset the US in the past. It's probably not going to happen again, but there is history.

  • 10 years ago

    Don't forget there is a bronze medal to play for ;-)

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    To me, women's hockey is nothing but a snore fest.

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