James Mirtle brings it home why there's an uneasy feeling about getting emotionally invested in the Canada-Russia Super Series: His take is it adds to an already heaping plate the junior hockey players have — potentially 100-plus games over the season.
(Love James' illustration too — John Tavares standing next to a sign on the Oshawa Generals' dressing room door reading, "in this Room the only talk is of Winning!!!" Wait, isn't junior hockey supposed to be just as much about education? Also, that's why I could never coach — I'm not learned in the effective use of excessive exclamation points.)
So yeah, we won't be watching. Besides, it means getting up before 11 in the morning to listen to a broadcast that has both Peter Loubardias and Pierre McGuire. One can be dealt with, but we won't be functioning well enough at that hour to get off a good "shut up, Pierre" and do an embellished take of Peter Lou's "skeeee-ors" goal call (which graciously, he toned down toward the end of last season).
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