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12-06-2012, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Statsy View Post
2) The U.S has been increasing its hockey enrollment rate and it's only a matter of time until they greatly out number any other country. Success in a sport is largely about the amount of people that play it, and though it will still take a few years, they will definitely put up the numbers. Frequent success is already starting to role in for this team at different levels and thanks to their NTDP they are already a dominant force at the U18 levels. The US is the biggest riser on the international hockey scene.
The US has, by far, had more active hockey players than Sweden ever since the invention of the sport. We're talking hundreds of thousands more. Would an additional 100,000 really do that much of a difference?

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