We shoulda sent the juniors

A couple of days after our women won their second straight gold, Canada’s men’s hockey team is out of the Olympics after an embarrassing 6-game run that included losses to Switzerland (well known hockey power, ahem) and Finland.

Today they were knocked out in the semis by Russia.

I don’t blame the players – I think every player really was trying. But they just never jelled as a team. And I don’t think they had the intensity that Canada almost always brings to international hockey.

I almost think we should have sent our juniors – who recently won the 2006 World Junior Championships in Vancouver.

Ten to one they would have done better.