Why San Jose Sharks Fans Should Root for Canada on Sunday

February 20th, 2010 by Paul McCoun Leave a reply »

It’s that time again when the best hockey players from around the world take a break from their respective teams and leagues to participate in the highly-anticipated Winter Olympic Tournament. 

For fans, it’s an opportunity to see the most highly-skilled players compete on the largest stage on Earth that only comes around once every four years.  For players, it’s an opportunity to represent their countries and make their family, friends, and nations proud.

But it's also an odd time when, for a two-week period, friends become foes, and teammates become opponents. 

So when San Jose Sharks fans watch this Sunday’s preliminary match between team Canada and team USA, they might be conflicted over which team to root for. 

For those of us living below the 49th parallel, the inner patriot will be urging us to wave the Red, White and Blue.  Team USA is the underdog to be sure, but remember 1980?  Better still, the upset over Canada in 1960? 

The American team has shown strength in the first t ...

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