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11-24-2012, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike Farkas View Post
I'm not sure if you can answer this given how abstract the question is. But how good was the Czech League at this time? Are we talking about a league with a lot of frosting but no cake? Elite talent at the very top (that we saw in international play) and then mediocre talent below it? That's sort of what I was getting at previously when I asked about who Holecek was competing against for notoriety in this league...
The difference between top team (first Brno, than Jihlava) was smaller than in Soviet league, but was still big enough to give them 1st spot most of the time. Other teams had national team member here and there (neither Dzurilla nor Holecek played for those powerhouse teams). They had chance to win first spot (atleast those that were just bellow nr1 team), but it was usually surprise.

Also there were no play-offs most of the time, which made it easier for stacked team to win.

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