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03-02-2010, 10:42 PM
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boozeash
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I personally think the Canada Russia Rivalry is more intense because the Russians go into every tournament expecting to win. I don't think fans or members of the USA team have the same level of expectations. Also, I find the Russian players to be a little less sportsmenlike, than the Americans, Ovechkin for example is a very cocky guy who plays dirty, talks trash, and is ungracious in victory and defeat. The Americans, however, are always very polite and quick to compliment their opponents. Another team that i think is being overlooked is Sweden. I hate when Canada loses to the Swedes and i don't even enjoy it too much when they beat Sweden because i find their fans to be very sore losers. It may just be a few dozen homers that give their country a bad name but it seems they are always complaining about missed calls and this and that.

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