Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by GX, Jun 28, 2016.
Interesting IIHF article about China:
Preparing for 2022
Probably more like Team Korea last February.
Team China will look like the Canadian Spengler Cup teams.
Minus the Canadians.
I'm pretty sure that team China won't have any players that aren't Chinese descent.
Team Korea had 6 Canadians at the OG.
I would imagine Team China would have quite a few North Americans.
Maybe they should play the preliminary round like they did in Nagano. For example China, Kazakstan, Latvia, Denmark, Slovenia, Germany, Belarus and Norway would play preliminary round and four (?) teams would continue to play against the top six nations. That would give China opportunity to play in olympics and play tight games.
We just need to wait a few years to see what kind of player pool do they have to choose from. Currently, I doubt they could keep it close against those teams either.
Meanwhile, their U18 team lost 7-3 to Spain today.
Spain’s a hockey powerhouse though, so it isn’t a big surprise
I noticed the Chinese roster has players named Jerry Wang and Chris Wang. The both play for something called Blyth Red Star
Is Zach Yuen playing for China this year?
China would get destroyed in those games, with double digit scores. I mean recently latvian-league club team( which conisted of mainly semi-professionals)played lithuanian NT and Estonian NT and they got completley wrecked and lithuania and Eatonia are miles ahead of China in hockey development.
China is qualified for the olympic games 2022. They'll get an automatic spot for the men and the women tournament.
The women team is probably closer to being competitive. And it's also easier to make progress there. But I see no way the mens team is able to be competitive without a big naturalization-effort of the chinese federation.
I expect the women's team to be very competitive after years of professional training in the CWHL and the expected additions of at least Jessica Wong, Melanie Jue and Madison Woo. The men's team is obviously a whole another story, especially if the NHL decides to participate this time.
Quite a few manchurians are decent in ice hockey but the national teams pretty much only has han chinese names. Any imports will probably be of han descent.
China has to purchase Canadians, the more the better, if they want to avoid humiliation. Thats how it is.
Well, that is precisely what they are doing. Zach Yuen, Brandon Yip, Brayden Jaw, Luke Lockhart, Cory Kane, Sam Hu, Mikaël Tam...
Right. They're the beacon of freedom, and censorship is unheard of there.
Because if you're not communists you must be a "beacon of freedom" where "censorship is unheard of."
How does this make any sense?
China's government is the Communist Party of China (CPC), but it's not communist in the sense that it's collectivist; the government operates more Socialist than Communist. Their economy is a free market with restrictions, some minor and some quite large, especially as a foreigner.
On that note, I hope they draw one of the big dogs at one point and get absolutely massacred in a packed Beijing stadium and in front of an 8-figure national TV audience...because I truly despise their apathy towards, if not their outright acceptance and encouragement of cheating in every arena, and Sinocentric superiority and the increasing belligerence that comes with it is on the rise and they need a good smack.
Great food though, and not many places out there where the cost of living is at where it is and you get what you get though.
Having had a native Chinese girlfriend in the past, I'm quite familiar with their culture regarding athleticism. And it plays a major part in their national education system. They are not thin just because of what they eat. Their PE system is thorough, diverse and also mandatory for everyone through the entire education path from pre-school until degree programmes. They have a rock solid foundation on a national level, in terms of base fitness for any kind of professional sports.
Can you imagine if Kopitar was Chinese, Korean or Japanese. How big having him alone would've made ice hockey in those countries. We know what Yao Ming did to basketball & China. I used Kopitar as a reference as Slovenia has silly low amount of registered ice hockey players and still produced a player like that. Why couldn't one of the asian countries do the same?
Because a Chinese kid would never move to Sweden without his parents at an early age and dedicate his entire life to this strange sport, which has absolutely no perspective of putting bread on the table for him and his family in China.
Slovenian hockey has tradition despite it having so few players. It has hockey fanatics, decent enough coaches, infrastructure, etc. A hundred pro clubs are within driving distance.
Do you know what the word "communism" means? Because it does not mean anything about either of those things.
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