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11-07-2003, 07:29 PM
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Rabid Ranger
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Originally Posted by DanyHeatley#1Fan
Well, sure, but Canada and Russia were, are and always will be in a league of their own. There's no "Crosby" or "Ovechkin" coming out of USA.

Russia and Canada are the two powerhouses of hockey, they win depth and top-end talent wise. USA seem to catching up, but there's still a lot of work to do...

I don't think so. When it comes to NHL calibre talent the U.S. surpasses Russia, and the junior age players are close if not right there. As for Canada, no one can match their depth *right now* but the U.S. has about as many registered hockey players as Canada does, and the sport continues to grow steadily in this country. It's really just a matter of time before the U.S. is on equal footing with Canada when it comes to producing hockey talent.

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