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05-14-2011, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by bam83 View Post
It really bothers me when players pass up invitations to play internationally. It seems like Canadians just don't care -- look at Russia... their players instantly hop on a plane and come over EVEN if they're injured just because they love their country so much. Would be nice if our Canadian players could be even half as patriotic as the Russians.
They are just as patriotic as Russians, but the World Championships does not mean as much to them as the Olympic team, the world juniors or a World Cup. In Russia it means a lot more. The USA and Sweden had a lot of declines as well.

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