Has Russia overtaken the #1 spot in World Hockey?
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12-05-2012, 11:57 AM
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Best on best is World Championships and Olympics. No more, no less.
So what if some players aren't available or refuse. That's your nations problem. It's still best nations in the world vs. best nations in the world tournament.
And it's equal for all the top teams. And, it isn't always the best players who is missing because of the Stanley Cup, many is missing because the National Team doesn't go out and say that if players say no, they won't be asked later. In some of the nations there really are bad attitudes about representing their nation. No pride.
Don't worry, if there is something important going on in Europe Canadians will show up. You'd think after two world wars and almost 100 million dead guys like you would have learned to cool it just a bit on the European nationalism thing.
Anyway, I would say no tournament can claim to be a best on best if Norway's mens hockey team doesn't attend!
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