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05-18-2011, 09:43 AM
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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.
I remember 10-15 years ago when people were saying the reverese.

Older Russian players did not get along well with the coaching hiarchy. Larionov practically considered it (well, a number of things) as human rights violations.

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