Has Russia overtaken the #1 spot in World Hockey?
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11-27-2012, 04:29 PM
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lol come on, Russia had trouble beating CHLs all three teams. Imagine if you grabbed players from those teams and put them as one! Russia wouldn't have a chance.... Canada was and is and will always be the best in hockey. and rememeber Canada has 35mill people and half immigrants from countries that don't even play hockey and Russia has 143.000.000mill...And we still produce the best all around players in hockey.. Tells you a lot!
Maybe you didn't notice, but in the SSS, Russia had different teams in every game as well. Also, this SSS was more of a best on best than any other, because a number of the CHL players would have been in the NHL if there wasn't a lockout (e.g., Huberdeau, Oulette, Scheifele, Strome, Reilly, Hamilton, etc.). Russia had other players who will play in Ufa who didn't come to the SSS, because they played in the 4-Nation in Finland. Russia still found a way to win the tournament. This will be a best on best WJC (the NHL is just two weeks away from canceling the season), so we'll see how Canada matches up against the same Swedish team that won the Gold last year, and a very good Russian team playing at home.
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