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05-22-2012, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Frank the Tank View Post
The best 4 club teams in the world are still playing hockey, and thus by definition the WHC cannot be best-on-best. Certain nations are always going to be missing key players. Imagine if the World Cup of Soccer was being played without players from the Champions League semi-finals (Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, and Barcelona) and all the players on the four quarter finals teams were coming off of hard fought matches. Do you think that Spain would still have won or Argentina would not be severely crippled by the loss of Messi?

The IIHF has no one to blame but themselves for this loss of prestige as they continue to follow a Eurocentric agenda for the WHC.
No it's the best 4 teams in one domestic league. It's not like having Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, and Barcelona. It's more like not having Real Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Athletico. It's a shame not to have some good players but it doesn't mean much if they aren't there.

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