"It was a joke. I thought it was an edge that we had, but I guess it wasn't enough," Hunt said with a grunt. "If they're head and shoulders above us then I'll eat my shirt." -- http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam040130/wjhc_ott-sun.html Their organizing committee's attitude is probably one of Ottawa's main obstacles in getting the juniors. They blew up after the decision for Halifax to get it, and now again when Vancouver was given the nod. I don't see the fact it was awarded to Vancouver as a shock. Why not be diplomatic about it and accept the fact you might have to wait another few years instead of whining and causing further embarassment?