Has Russia overtaken the #1 spot in World Hockey?
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11-28-2012, 12:01 PM
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As does the Canada Cup means nothing or was rigged. There's plenty of tedium to go around on both sides.
They don't mean attendance. Canadians will pay tickets to see just about any hockey. They mean player interest, and there's no doubt players interested in going to the worlds are far fewer in North America than in Europe and particularly Russia. It's just the way it is and what makes the worlds less than it should be.
Do you understand why Europeans in general and Russians in particular might feel a bit of resentment when Canadians argue that Russians don't deserve credit for winning the WC because it doesn't have Canada's best players, and then admit in the same breath that the best Canadians don't go (that premise alone is suspect) because they are disinterested and it would be uncomfortable and inconvenient for them to represent their country (i.e., less time on the golf course).
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