Yeah, because it isnt a well known fact when asked "would you rather win a gold medal at the olypmics or win a stanley cup" that Europeans say The Gold while Canadians say The Cup. That's fine with me just dont tell me that The Canadians care more about their country then other teams.
Like I said, Europenas grow up wanting to represent their country playing hockey and Canadians grow up wanting to play in The NHL. There are exceptions like Paul Karyia who choose to play for his country over The NHL back in 94 but for the most part, that's the truth of it all.
Sorry if I burst your little bubble of Canadians caring more about their country then everyone else in terms of hockey, but that's just BS and always has been. If you believe that to be true then I feel sorry for you because you're living in a dream world.
As for not being Backcock or Yzerman, what do they have to do with the other countries? What do they know about The Swedes or Russians in terms of how they grew up and what their goals are? They know as much as I do in terms of that.