Team USA, Team Canada Women’s Hockey: How Much Is Too Much?

February 14th, 2010 by Frank Castaldi Leave a reply »
Remember that line in Disney's the Mighty Ducks, it's not worth winning if you can't win big? Well, the Canadian and United States women's hockey teams clearly took that mantra to heart.

The two clear-cut favorites for the gold medal outscored their opponents this weekend by a margin of 40-1.

Saturday evening, the Canadian team broke their own record for biggest lopsided victory, which they set in Torino defeating Italy 16-0, by blanking Slovakia 18-0.

Early today, Team USA also thumped their opponent, blasting China 12-1.

This brings up the question: How much is too much?

I might have felt bad for the Slovakian team had I not read that they were on the opposite side of the coin during the Vancouver qualifying games not too long ago.

Forget the opposite side of the coin, but they might as well have been in the opposite pocket, in a bank, on the opposite side of the globe with what they did to Bulgaria.

Canada's 18-goal thrashing of Slovakia, where they outshot their opponent 67-9, was nothing in comparison to the Slovakia-Bulgaria matchup.

As a matter of fact, Saturday's game would have ...

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