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I am most troubled and disturbed by "coach" Laura Schuler's post-game comments/excuses each time they lose to team USA. Among some gems are "this is not the level we have played in the past", "we have played so much better in practice", "we were better in the past". isn't this so troubling to hear? Disturbing, actually, considering their past record is equally garbage against USA. i have a horrible feeling that she is trying to save her job more than getting the women to win.
the players i believe are part of this cancer that is the hot garbage of team canada women's national team program. ever since Wickenheiser and Ouellette left the team, the culture now has dissolved into some snobby image-obsessed shell complete with cringe-y hashtags, selfie sticks, and gimmicky social media fluff pieces. this was all borne from their flukey Sochi win, which was the flukiest win in all of women's team sports history. When wickenheiser was captain, sure, people hated her in the dressing room but still respected her. now, the culture looks like this:
Poulin should not be captain IMO.
Schuler should have gone long ago
with all the massive PP gifts they got from the game yesterday, and still getting outshot by team USA, i wonder what excuse they have now. Maybe, "player x forgot her selfie stick at home".
A skilled player and respectful nicey nice humanitarian a great captain one does not automatically make. I am sorry to say again, because i don't like meghan duggan, but I watched a post game interview with her and she sounds like a captain. Like, I would not doubt the fact that she is captain of team USA if i had not known of this fact earlier. captains do not have to be well liked at all in the dressing room. Look at wickenheiser and what she was able to do. respect is better. in fact, i would be awfully concerned if captains were too well-liked. captains are there to rally the troops, to organize and be tough and win, not play cat's cradle afterwards.
i hate to say this but i think that team canada women's giving of the C to poulin after Sochi was a symbolic move.
Now I don't know what exactly goes on in the players' heads. But the problem is, since wickenheiser and the grizzled veterans all left the team after Sochi, i believe there was a collective sigh of relief. if true, which I think is, then that is deeply concerning. the players, especially those who won in Sochi for the first time, i believe got arrogant and cocky and they think they run the prison now even though that sochi win was a total fluke. I do not know what goes in the players' heads. but Jenner and Spooner look horrible out there and what i see from those two is a total lack of discipline and focus out there. some cannot stick handle in the offensive zone to save their lives. so it is not surprising that Rebecca Johnston and Agosta are the best players on team Canada who have been consistently producing thus far, and those two are the most veteran members of the team (who have played with the likes of wickenheiser, ouellette, hefford for the longest times). Agosta played with wickenheiser and was her formidable linemate in sochi, even.
this team will need 29 year old Rebecca Johnston and 31 year old Meghan Agosta to show the way along with 30 year old haley irwin (who i hope will be given the captaincy).
the era of wickenheiser and ouellette yielded many great and victorious returns for the culture of the team canada women's program. sadly, with wickenheiser gone, the first time sochi winners are jockeying for leadership positions who i believe are turning the culture of this team into the dumpster fire that it currently is. perhaps true, perhaps not, but i think the former.
the teeny bopper stuff in social media is detracting from their crap on-ice performance. It is obvious by the way in which the canadian media is now drinking the kool-aid (i just cannot read another fluff piece on spooner again, it is as if the journalists had never watched women's hockey before or watched knight) rather than holding their horrible performances accountable. there is such lack of thoughtful critical journalism regarding the worsening state of the team. this team is a dumpster fire right now and the cutesy selfie stick culture is pulling the wool over the eyes of many, sadly.
Last edited by Chaffron; 11-12-2017 at 12:37 AM.
Agosta should be the captain with Johnston and Irwin as her assistant captains. Anything different will be a mistake and lead to Canada's failure.....guaranteed. Even if those 3 are the team captains there's no guarantee Canada will be able to win gold because the head coach is an inferior selection who is incapable of succeeding at any level, in my opinion. USA, USA, USA! LOL. What better way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of winning the first Olympic women's hockey gold than to win gold once again in 2018.
Last edited by shelfit; 11-12-2017 at 01:05 AM.
Hey guys, anyone know where to go to stream the final and how much it is? I see the game is at 3:30 today. Iím in the US. Iíve heard different things, would love to hear from someone who actually did stream it previously.
Add my name to the list that are frustrated by the lack of coverage. I appreciate the profiles, but I also tire of them. Wish there was a beat writer, analysis, wish the games were on tv. Maybe one day. Iím sure the selfie stick type social media is not aimed at me, and I donít care one way or another about it. But, doesnít the USA do it too?
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