If it weren't for prospects back in 2006, Canada wasn't going anywhere.
Stubby Clapp was playing for the Edmonton Cracker-Cats. Adam Loewen was playing for the Bowie Baysox. Sebastian Boucher was playing for the Norfolk Tides. Pete Laforest was playing for the Mexicali Eagles. Most importantly, Adam Stern was a AA pitcher in the Red Sox system.
They still managed to bury the reigning NL Cy Young champion early on, and hold off the US onslaught that seemed to feature the lineup from the previous season's All Star festivities. Buck Martinez was the coach of the American squad lol.