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11-12-2012, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Ernie View Post
I still see the IIHF bending under pressure on this one. Sure, with a tier two player they'd no doubt enforce. But if Russians are denied their elite players, the IIHF would have legitimacy problems.
You forget NHL pressure. If you have to choose between two Russian stars participating and the whole NHL participating, what would you pick?

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