Has Russia overtaken the #1 spot in World Hockey?
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11-29-2012, 02:54 PM
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All but one WC and one OG have been played on European sized ice. Does that not give the Euro teams an advantage?
No. More often than not, the host country isn't even a contender for a medal. Referees are from neutral countries, and the same terms and conditions apply to everyone. The purpose of IIHF WC is to crown a World Champion, while the purpose of the Canada Cup was to gather money for the NHLPA and to entertain Canadian fans.
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