Team Canada has won 24 IIHF titles in the 73 year history of the European Championships, more than any other national team.I suppose that this comparison is a lot like how the Yankees purchase their championships with the depth of both talent and pocketbook. The talent pool of hockey players is deep within Canada as expected from the country that history credits with inventing the game.
The blog article, linked at the bottom of the page, supports the argument with a graphic that all 4 major sports champions. Surprisingly, the CFL has been ommited.
So with this new information, will the North American media stop bleeding-heart for the Yankees organization? It's entirely doubtful, but at least you and I know the truth.
[Via: The Hockey Writers]