Has Russia overtaken the #1 spot in World Hockey?
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11-29-2012, 07:37 PM
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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.
So playing on European sized ice doesn't give the teams from Europe an advantage over those from NA? Plus I want the most qualified officials, what has where they come from got to do with it?
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