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12-08-2009, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Dreakmur View Post
Soviet teams had significant advantages in all international competitions.
Yes, and it's called a Tarasov. Russia surpassed the levels of other nations that were playing hockey well before them, mostly thanks to him. Their advantage was that they were better, and he was a large part of that, but you can't hold that against the players, or against Russian hockey in general, when the discussion is regarding what level Russian hockey was at.

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