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11-23-2012, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Statsy View Post
Oh, pleeeease. Even Sam and RJ mentioned in one of their broadcasts that you couldn't intimidate Russia through physical play any more. So many of those guys play in small rinks in the CHL these days. However, even though it doesn't intimidate like it used to, it's still pretty effective as a style of hockey.

And as far as Canadian broadcasters go, they are doing their job for a Canadian audience, which has already been pointed out. Nothing wrong with that.
Agreed. I was only responding to a poster who called Mike Johnston an idiot. In my opinion, Johnston has the courage to take a balanced approach in analyzing games involving the Russians, and I just wanted to voice my appreciation for him. I understand that Sam and RJ are just doing their jobs, and I do remember them saying at one point that Russians are bigger and stronger now and that intimidation-style doesn't work.

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