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12-07-2012, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by BobDobolina View Post
Well last year they were booing the Americans when they weren't even playing Canada. Don't remember that being done to the Ruskies.
The rivalry with the US is less of a hockey rivalry and more of a sibling rivalry IMO.

We're so much like you guys in so many ways, hockey is one big differentiator.

However, I don't think it's enough to supplant the traditional hockey rivalry with Russia, which while diluted through hockey and cultural interdependency over time, is still a bit of a battle of philosophies and hockey schools that has a certain dimension that our North American rivalry lacks.

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