James Mirtle is back blogging on the side again, back at his old digs at blogspot. Some of his material simply redirects you to his work at the Globe & Mail, but increasingly he's commenting on all sorts of hockey related issues again. As an information junkie, this is great news.
One post I wanted to direct you to was his proposal for Olympic reform. He suggests a round robin where we get to see all the top countries play each other, rather than watching the big boys trash the Norways and Latvias of the world. The top six countries entering the Olympics would all advance to the medal round, allowing two more spots for the weaker teams to strive for.
I like the idea. A lot. Any hockey fan would, as we would be guaranteed to see Canada vs. Russia and other epic clashes that may or may not happen under the current tournament set up. Who wants to watch Canada vs. Norway when would could be watching Canada vs. Sweden or Russia or Finland?
This tournament format would make for a true dream tournament.