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Women's ice hockey needs more parity

The U.S. and Canadian teams are steamrolling through the world championships. Former Yale hockey star Caroline Murphy explains why this could be bad for the sport.

Updated: April 23, 2011, 4:37 PM ET
By Caroline Murphy

At one point, not too long ago, it was feared that women's ice hockey would suffer the same demise as women's softball and be cut from the Olympics. Among the reasons cited was that the sport simply wasn't competitive enough. Nearly every gold-medal game in international competition had been an exclusive Canada-USA party. Not enough countries were fielding strong teams and there wasn't demonstrated improvement. What improvement there was, was not happening quickly enough.

Then a horrible, ...

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