Has Russia overtaken the #1 spot in World Hockey?
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12-07-2012, 10:05 AM
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Sure seems like Russia, Sweden, Finland the rest of the Euro hockey nations care. I would say only the general population of the USA doesn't care. They send their best Jrs, and that's what counts.
Again, hold the WHC at a time that doesnt conflict with the playoffs and you will see people start to care. But when you are going head to head with the most important hockey on the planet, you cannot win.
The players want to show themselves for NHL scouts, if there were no scouts/scouting done at the juniors, I doubt they'd show up. It's basically a "Hey look at me, I'm great, draft me!" tournament.
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