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03-02-2010, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Gift of Gaborik View Post
I wasn't talking about the history of the rivalry. With that it's really no question. I was merely responding to the implication that the US won't be Canada's biggest rival next Olympics. I mean, it's going to be different because of where the Olympics are going to be held, but, in my opinion, the US is going to be way ahead of Russia by then. They had major flaws exposed and the US team has better young talent. Especially in goal and on D, which is half of the game.
you may be underestimating the Russians on the big ice and the fact they're purging their staff right now and trying to improve..they have the players so its just a matter of making coaching/system changes which is possible to do in four years..

but yes, if the Russians don't smarten up US could be the main threat...

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