Has Russia overtaken the #1 spot in World Hockey?
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12-05-2012, 01:07 PM
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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.
The "World Championship" has never been best on best. Actually the Stanley Cup playoffs help level the playing field for second tier countries which is good for the game.
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