The state of Canadian curling is just fine despite the fact we aren’t going to win a medal in men’s and women’s curling at the Olympics.
That from Regina’s Braeden Moskowy, who is preparing to play in next month’s Tim Hortons Brier at the Brandt Center on the Manitoba team skipped by Reid Carruthers.
Moskowy says the talk of making change when it comes to deciding what rinks qualify for the Olympics is ridiculous.
“To be honest we don’t have to change anything.” Moskowy said. “When you look at the international rankings, Niklas Edin of Sweden is on top on the men’s side while on the women’s side, there are many like Eve Muirhead and Anna Hasselborg who are at the Olympics are in the top 10.
Moskowy adds it is unfortunate to see Rachel Homan come home empty-handed from the winter games with Kevin Koe unable to keep the gold-medal streak alive that Canada had at the Olympics winning the past three, but he says the reality is the world is getting better at the sport which is a good thing and Canada can’t waltz into any event anymore thinking they will win if they don’t bring their “A” game.
He isn’t saying those two rinks did not bring their “A” game, but says Canada is still considered the country to beat and teams are extremely focused to beat them and with those countries getting better, it means Canadian teams always to have be at their best to succeed and sadly that didn’t happen at the Olympics.