The world hockey championships are supremely insignificant compared to the 1972 summit series against the Soviets or the first few Canada Cup’s where a Canadian loss was a national disaster.
We barely bat an eye if it doesn't happen at this ill timed IIHF administered global gathering devoid of many of the world's best players otherwise engaged in the NHL playoffs or too tired and injured to take part.
It's a great experience for the Mitch Marner's, Josh Morrissey's and Brayden Point's, the young guns of the Canadian contingent, to play on the world stage.
But watching a group that is far from the best play the equivalent of soccer on ice under the control of anally officiated international referees doesn't excite me.
However, it's all good if Canada wins. I'm Drew Wilson.