History repeating - Canada is ice hockey World Champion 2007
The Maple Leafs beat Finland 4:2 (2:0, 1:0, 1:2) with two goals of tournament MVP Rick Nash of the Columbus Blue Jackets and without many of the great NHL stars. Coach Andy Murray did a good job.
Finland lost its 5th final game after their World Championship 1995: At the world championships 1998, 1999 and 2001 and at the Olympic Games 2006. Poor Suomi!
That NHL stars do not mean a team and a guranteed World Champion, well that is the story of the Russian Team. They swept through all the games before the semi finals with a young hungry team where they were stopped by the Finnish Team. The curse of all hosts of World Championships since 1986 did not come to an end: None of them could win the title at home!
Canada will have the next chance next year! If not then, then when?