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07-17-2012, 06:51 PM
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No turkey in Nagano, they played well just not well enough and were stoned by a top of his game Hasek and it took a nail biting shootout at that to keep them out of the championship game..


Nagano is a myth.They were a stones throw away from a gold medal game.

But yeah..............Russia hasn't won anything at the last 4 olympics, no-one can dispute that. But they've won other things over here.

The bottom line is that it's silly to think these teams can only win close to home and on a particular rink size, they've both shown that's sheer bulls&*t.


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Originally Posted by VMBM View Post
I thought the smiley in the end would have given a hint that I wasn't all that serious.

But if you insist...

In the Winter Olympics (i.e. genuine best-on-best tournament), it has been like that for CAN (gold in Salt Lake City and in Vancouver, a turkey in Nagano and Turin), whereas Russia has been underachieving all the time (more in 2006 & 2010, less in 1998 & 2002), no matter where the Olympics have been held.

And it's not like I care about Russia's success in Sochi anyway (Goooo Finland!).


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