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12-09-2009, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
No, not at all. Canada is the exception. They were the only country that was sending what was, by their standards, a class B or C team. When I say other countries may have gone by a similar system, I mean the czechs or swedes in particular.
I really don't know how they were similar. The Czechoslovak teams weren't based on a single club team like CSKA. Club teams and training methods weren't military based either (while Jihlava and Trencin were 'army' teams, all that meant was that players who were in age to do military service had to play for one of them for that short period - don't think that's comparable with CSKA, which was a fulltime commitment).

Yes, most countries other than Canada were sending their strongest teams availiable. I thought it was more about extending the common 'but the Soviets used teams which had chemistry' excuse to CS/Swedish teams.

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