Don Cherry’s comments speak to the history of hockey and Canadian identity
Don Cherry speaking his mind, something not many Canadians do, has started a national conversation.
These young stars have earned the right to cash whatever check they can get their hands on. The rest will sort itself out in due time.
After years of trying to get star guard Andrew Wiggins to suit up for the national team, this time Basketball Canada took the initiative and decided to leave the 5-year pro and former 1st overall pick at home, not even bothering to invite him to camp.
It’s more important to share in the values that sport affirms, and that’s exactly why millions of Canadians lost themselves in the fever of the past few months. We won’t soon forget this run, and we should remember it for all the right reasons.
The benefits of competition means that these players have alternative options. They can ply their trade, improve their skills, gain notoriety, and increase their marketability all while earning professional level salaries.
Rather than use Caster as a mark to use against your ideological opponent, try to empathize with her position.