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12-09-2009, 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
I'm not sure what the countries other than Russia did. But I would guess it was a similar system. A quick check of the sihr database for some swedes and czechs would help tell the story.

the Russian players didn't play together ALL season, though. there were some greats who spent their careers on lesser teams like perrennial second fiddle Soviet Wings but were still national team staples.
They didin't ALL play together, but a very large number of them played for the CSKA team, and most of the key players. The number of players increased through the 70s, and by the 80s, nearly every top player was on CSKA.

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