It seems as if that tournament was one of the more meaningless tournaments in pro hockey. You have the 1972 Summit Series which defined a hocey nation and included the greatest moment in hockey history, you have the 1980 Olympics when the massive underdog American beat the great Soviets in one of the greaest hockey moments, you have the 1987 Canada Cup with Lemieux's famous goal which defeated the domonant Soviet squad, and you have the 1996 World Cup which proved the world that the USA was indeed a hockey nation, and you have the 2002 However, this years World Cup (Along with the 1991 Canada Cup in a way) didn't seem to have any historic value. You have people in Canada celebrating and cheering that Canada won, but practically a week later, the tournament was forgotten in Canada. It was kinda like a "Yay we won!" and a pat on the back. Nobody I knew was interested in talking about it days after it occured while the 2002 Gold Medal victory was talked about for months!