Mondi wrote:The absolute worst part of the reality about how the Sedins are covered is that they would be national treasures if the were Canadian.
There is absolutely no doubt about it. We make such a bigger deal bout lesser players (i.e. Staal, Lecavelier, Nash, Doughty, Richards, Carter) and yet the Sedins are considered a couple of wimps who've never won anything.
Canadian's seem to discount any Olympic results that aren't their own (i.e. we took a bad team in 2006 so that's why we lost). And Canadians seem to be very American about how they cover hockey and think about foreign players.
I mean, we absolutely hate a Russian (or Finish) guy who celebrates his goal incorrectly but, we love it when a good Canadian kid knocks someone out with a "clean" body check.
Of course, I'm hyperbolizing a little. But, I tell you what, if the Twins were from Mimico and played for the Leafs they'd be on Crosby level.
As far as I'm concerned the CBC with its ex-Bruin contingent (Stock, Milbury, Cherry) and it PAB contingent (McLean) can kiss my ass. Though I really liked how Cherry called out McLean the other night, Cherry's alright.
The Sedins are near generational talents and the rest of the league should acknowledge that. Outside of the constant boner for the Detroit Red Wings, has any European player truly received his due from the Canada hockey media? Not really, Lidstrom, Selanne, Sundin and Jagr perhaps. That's about it.
(I'll let you guys decided what PAB stands for, no wait it stand for pussy ass bitch--that's right Ron you're a PAB)
a really good question to ask ones self is that if the twin towers of grace, virtue, and skill were Leaf property since they were drafted would we Canuck fans recognise in them what other Canadian hockey fans seem to struggle with?
I know I've always given Iginla his due even though he is a career flame. so I like to think I would recognise just how rare the twins talents are...but man I loathe those leaves ...