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Iron Mike to coach Canada at Maccabiah Games

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08:30 AM ET 11.16 | Looking for a hockey fix in a dark NHL season? [The winter sport] is set to return to an unlikely warm-weather country -- Israel. For the first time in 16 years, ice hockey will make an appearance at the 19th Maccabiah Games scheduled to begin in Israel in July 2013. All the hockey games will be played at the Canada Center in Metula, home to the largest ice rink in Israel. Teams from Canada, the U.S., France and Israel are expected to compete. As with most international hockey events, Team Canada is the likely favorite. Leading the Canadian squad to Israel will be NHL coaching legend Mike Keenan, who led the New York Rangers to the Stanley Cup in 1994.

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November 16, 2012  09:07 AM ET

Good luck to Mr. Keenan, as long as Metula hasn't been bombed or attacked beforehand. Even though Metula in the far north of Israel, it's not that far from the Golan heights, and sincerely, there aren't too many places that are that safe.

I have to wonder if the growing tensions in Israel will make some people doubt their participation at the Maccabiah Games.

I just hope it doesn't break out into all-out war.... and it is on the precipice.

November 16, 2012  09:30 AM ET

Between the location ,and the Coach, they may as well put up a player recruitment sign that says "Apply elsewhere"

November 16, 2012  09:43 AM ET

The poor goalies.

November 16, 2012  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Between the location ,and the Coach, they may as well put up a player recruitment sign that says "Apply elsewhere"

LOL - Agreed. I think it's now part of the concussion protocal.

"Will you play for Mikey in Israel?" Yes?

Please take him to the quiet room.

November 16, 2012  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I have to wonder if the growing tensions in Israel will make some people doubt their participation at the Maccabiah Games.

It would be a blast if Iron Mike was invited to coach the Hamas team for the Palestinian side.

November 16, 2012  10:03 AM ET
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It would be a blast if Iron Mike was invited to coach the Hamas team for the Palestinian side.

Hamas are a network of terrorists that the Palestinians were stupid enough to put into a political position...Nothing is funny about the current conflict.
I support Israel completely...unfortunately this will likely only be resolved through an all out war which could very well spill over to other Middle East Boarders...
Haw-haw...hilarious isn't it?

November 16, 2012  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Hamas are a network of terrorists that the Palestinians were stupid enough to put into a political position...Nothing is funny about the current conflict. I support Israel completely...unfortunately this will likely only be resolved through an all out war which could very well spill over to other Middle East Boarders...Haw-haw...hilarious isn't it?

Relax, bud. Try to separate facetiousness from reality? I stand with Israel as much as anybody. I've been to Israel and seen it with my own eyes.

What I said it is that it would be a "blast." Get it? Apparently you've never heard of dark humor.

November 16, 2012  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Hamas are a network of terrorists that the Palestinians were stupid enough to put into a political position...Nothing is funny about the current conflict. I support Israel completely...unfortunately this will likely only be resolved through an all out war which could very well spill over to other Middle East Boarders...Haw-haw...hilarious isn't it?

Chill dude.

November 16, 2012  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I just hope it doesn't break out into all-out war.... and it is on the precipice.

It won't. Neither side can afford it, so they will engage in some shooting and then it will stop.

November 16, 2012  10:53 AM ET
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Relax, bud. Try to separate facetiousness from reality? I stand with Israel as much as anybody. I've been to Israel and seen it with my own eyes.

What I said it is that it would be a "blast." Get it? Apparently you've never heard of dark humor.

He's a Leaf fan Roamer. I'm positive he's quite familiar with it. :-)

November 16, 2012  10:56 AM ET

Hockey brings Peace to the Middle East?

November 16, 2012  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

He's a Leaf fan Roamer. I'm positive he's quite familiar with it. :-)

:-)

November 16, 2012  10:57 AM ET

Hockey brings Peace to the Middle East

November 16, 2012  11:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

He's a Leaf fan Roamer. I'm positive he's quite familiar with it. :-)

The problem is the Leafs have gone way past the humorous stage :)

November 16, 2012  12:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Hockey brings Peace to the Middle East

only if Pele is playing

 
November 16, 2012  02:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

LOL - Agreed. I think it's now part of the concussion protocal."Will you play for Mikey in Israel?" Yes?Please take him to the quiet room.

Ha Ha - i picture the Loubot, taking his hair gel and reuniting with Iron Head for this glamorous tournament. As an early over/under pick of 5 , i take the "over" in how many times Iron Head pulls Lou in favor of the back up ;-)

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