Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 02/16/14 at 06:29 PM ET
from Stephen Whyno of the CP at Yahoo,
Team Canada coach Mike Babcock understood that beating Finland in regulation would have meant a favourable quarter-final matchup against either Slovenia or Austria, and he didn't take too kindly to being asked if he would have preferred that.
Not long after needing overtime to beat Finland 2-1 Sunday night at Bolshoy Ice Dome, Babcock leaned into the microphone and sharpened his tone.
"Do you think we didn't try to do that?" he said. "They tried to win, we tried to win."
Babcock looked over at Finnish coach Erkka Westerlund and asked: "You were trying to win, weren't you?"
Westerlund replied simply: "Yes. Congratulations."
continued and you can watch the press conference with both coaches below...
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