I love how the succes Canada has had in the international tournaments lately has shut up all of the critics being either Canadian or form other countries. Remember about 5 or 6 years ago every one thought the Czechs were the best in the world. Canada apparently was no longer. We even had a hockey summit to discuss what we were doing wrong. I think it all started in 1996 when we lost the World Cup to the Americans. USA had a good team that year but lets face it, Canada was missing Lemieux, Bourque, MacInnis, Roy, Kariya and Francis. All the while losing on a tying goal that was questionable by Canadian Brett Hull. But everyone jumped on the "Bash Canada" bandwagon and it only helped when we lost in Nagano in 1998 too. Now after Salt Lake two straight World Championships and the fact we have been better than any other country by far at the WJC the past 15 years I ask if there is anyone who thinks Canada is not the best Hockey playing nation in the world? Don't believe me, well I'm sure the World Cup will erase your doubts. Canada is on an absolute roll now. It seems they cant be stopped. In September we are going to ice the best team we have ever had since the 1987 Canada Cup in my opinion. We are back where we belong.