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12-09-2009, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by MadArcand View Post
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.
Yeah, pretty much it was about that. But like I said, I don't know for sure. I'm not an expert on exactly which club teams all the European stars played for, and I doubt any of us are either, except perhaps dreakmur, jarek, and VI in regards to Russians in particular. I would have to look into it more, but I've got a feeling a good number of czechs would have spent the season on the same club team.

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