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12-07-2012, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by ViD View Post
Considering both junior and senior level.

With the recent success at the junior hockey (winning couple super series, winning gold and silver at WJHC) plus being constantly successful at senior tourneys for the last 5 years(mostly WHC, Olympics was failed), can we say that at this point Russia is the #1 nation in hockey?

No troll thread, just an opinion.
IMO. Russia is still not number one. The last Olympics they didn't even get a medal. The super series is Russia vs various jr leagues in Canada so that is not a fair assessment. Maybe If it was Russia's jrs vs all of Canada's jrs. Also in recent wjc Canada top talent couldn't participate because they were already playing in the NHL. I love the way Russians play but I still say the Canadians have their number. If their was an NHL season this year though maybe Russia's jr team wouldn't be as strong. To me it looks like a few of them would have cracked their NHL team rosters.

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