The World Junior tourney starts today with Latvia taking on the host and heavily favoured Canadians. This tournament is one of my favourite sporting events of the year. Some of the mitigating factors that make it one of my favourite sporting events are:
- Team Canada usually wins the tournament.
- The time of year usually allows me to watch it all without the fear of going to work with a hangover.
- The Leafs are usually struggling at this point in the NHL season so for a short few weeks I get to cheer for a winning hockey team.
- It’s a chance to see the hockey stars of the future or in many cases the 3rd and 4th liners of the future. I can recall thinking on many occassions the Hnat Done
- I get to hear TSN’S Pierre McGuire on a daily basis and it provides me so much material with his ever- expanding use of the English language.
My future blog post depend on Pierre and his commentary. I am pretty much a one trick pony so here’s hoping that he hasn’t updated his act and he can deliver me with some classic Pierre McGuire cutting edge commentary like this.