Here’s the argument – because Canada and the US routinely crush the opposition (Canada beat Slovakia 18 – 0 and the US beat China 11 – 1) the sport is too lopsided and therefore should be retooled or even removed from the Winter Olympics. Using that logic, should every other sport be equally ‘fixed’ to make it more competitive? Perhaps Usain Bolt should slow down when running the 100m so that the runner from Somewhereastan appears to be more competitive, or at least made to wear lead shoes. How about making Michael Phelps swim in oatmeal so that the other swimmers have a better chance? No? Didn’t think so.
I think my hockey is showing. I hate double standards. The Canadian and American women are at the top because they work their butts off to be at the top. They shouldn’t be punished for that.