The Vancouver Canucks are well represented in the World Cup of Hockey. But is that enough to cheer against your home country?
We are all Canucks fans. Some more are more hardcore than others, but we all qualify as fans. So, we obviously get excited when Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Loui Eriksson and Jacob Markstrom play on Team Sweden while Luca Sbisa and Jannik Hansen represent Team Europe. But yet, it’s hard to cheer against your home country.
With several Canucks players on Team Sweden and Team Europe, which team will you be cheering for when they play against Canada?
Canada. Not a tough choice. It might give me a secondary team to cheer for, especially Team Leftover. But, since sports are kinda dumb with a rooting interest I’ll root for the country I know the most about and have seen the most of.
Canada vs. Europe, I’m taking Canada. Sorry, Jannik Hansen.
Canada vs. Sweden I’m not so sure. This is a Hockey Canada event, so I should cheer for Canada. But it’s also an NHL event, in which case I should cheer for the Swedes. Tough call, I’ll probably have to flip a coin.
Despite all the love and respect I have for the Canucks players who made the various rosters in this tournament, my allegiance to Canada will not waver in the slightest. Now, Canada versus North America is a different story. That’s a tough one for me but I’d likely still go with the fully Canadian squad.
That being said, I wish nothing but the best to all the Canucks. I sincerely hope they perform well. Let’s get that chemistry between the Sedins and Eriksson working early so that they come into the season hot.
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