Russians care more for international play
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05-22-2012, 04:18 PM
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I played in the soviet hockey system in the 80s as a kid and a young teen, i can tell you that we never ever even gave two thoughts to winning the Stanley cup or what it even was. It was nothing. We didn't know about it. All we ever dreamed about was putting on the red sweater and winning at the international level. To play and beat the worlds best players from strange, hostile and exotic places. Nothing is more important to a Russian hockey player then wearing that red sweater.
Our point exactly. It's different for a Canadian hockey player. Not to mention there was no league at the time that compared to the NHL in Russia.
Virtually the only thing was the Red Army team.
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