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04-26-2012, 12:37 AM
Join Date: Jun 2004
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I was about to make a comment about autism, but seeing that the both of you didn't get my point I'll rephrase myself - it makes sense for foreign players of Korean descent to play in the Korean national team. It doesn't make sense for a random Canadian player to play a couple of years in the Asian league just for the chance to play on the Olympic ice. It has nothing to do with the rules.
It makes the exact same "sense" in both cases.
National sports teams shouldn't have anything to do with "descent", and in the case of hockey, they don't.
Italy used to have a team full of NA players that were (supposedly) of Italian descent. That was embarassing. This is exactly what the IIHF aimed at outlawing with its new rules, and righfully so.
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