Has Russia overtaken the #1 spot in World Hockey?
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12-05-2012, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by
J17 Vs Proclamation
Canada is the best hockey nation overall, but they are not dominant or infallible, and are very beatable. Most Europeans recognize and acknowledge this. It would be nice if some Canadians showed some humility however, and realised that they are not that far ahead internationally speaking, and can be beaten in any tournament at any time. Ice hockey does not revolve around you, however much you may think it does.
It would also be nice if
Europeans recognize that when someone challenges Canada's place as #1 by dismissing best-on-best results because they favour a team(s) over another (i.e. home ice, refs, ice size, travel) but includes WHC results that are hindered by player availability and are arguably weighed even more towards euro teams (lower quality refs, ice size, travel) that it is little more than baiting.
It seems like some Euros just want to try to take a position of superiority by highlighting Canadian "arrogance".
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