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12-08-2012, 11:01 PM
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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.
You have to look at the teams that they send to each competition. I mean after the 2010 Olympics, they only had one player (Perry) join the squad for the 2010 WHC. I would say at the senior level Canada is still number 1, at juniors it's a lot closer but it's not even between Canada and Russia. I think you can put Sweden, USA and Finland in there as well. There are also still some juniors playing at the senior level for Canada, a lot more than any other country.

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