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12-05-2012, 10:35 AM
Mr Kanadensisk
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Originally Posted by Jonimaus View Post
You think Sweden, Finland and the others have an easy time getting their stars? The only reason we had as many as we did last year was because it was played in Sweden. Other than that we usually field a SEL/KHL team with a few lower tier NHL players. Sorry, that argument doesn't work since it's the same for everyone.
Everyone except Russia has a hard time getting their top players to attend the WC these days, but the USA has the biggest trouble. The WC just means nothing in the US. I would guess that most NHL fans there don't even know the tournament exists.

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