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12-07-2012, 10:28 AM
Auston Marlander
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Originally Posted by Jonimaus View Post
What do you mean then by "WHC is beloved in Europe"? Other than last year (it was played in Sweden and Finland, and possibly this year, played in Sweden and Finland again), all countries but Russia gets about as many stars. Maybe USA gets fewer, because that horrible play that makes them have to qualify to continue play in the 1st division WCH can not have many stars.

It's seen as a B-tournament in Sweden too, we could not even sell out our own games.
From what we see here the WHC is a HUGE thing in Russia and popular in Euro hockey nations, where in Canada and USA pretty much no one cares. Not out of spite or anything like that, but the best hockey is being played in the NHL playoffs and our top players aren't in the WHC.

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