Does Canada ever lose a major tournament with Mario Lemieux playing in all of them?
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11-03-2012, 04:47 PM
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The 1998 team was pretty poorly put together IMO and still almost won. If Mario helps them win, maybe Canada doesn't make adjustments and loses in 2002. It's not like 2002 was a blowout
In a way I agree with you that winning the previous best on best is not always an advantage going into the next tournament. When you win people almost feel obligated to bring back most of the team, coaches etc for the next tournament, whereas when you lose you have a clean slate the next time. Canada has won back to back best on bests in '84, '87, '91 and in '02, '04 but it certainly is not easy to do.
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