Has Russia overtaken the #1 spot in World Hockey?
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12-10-2012, 06:53 AM
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The premise under the consideration was that CHL is the best development league by a huge margin.
This was proved beyond any reasonable doubt by the fact that in 2012 Draft first round, 18 picks were from CHL and only 1 from Russia. That being the case, shouldn't CHL be able to easily beat the Russian juniors, even if not all Canadian junior players are available?
This is very similar to Canada having so much depth at the senior level that it would be able to field (at least) 3 teams that would be able to compete for the Olympic gold. This is why Canada's second/third teams never have problems winning the second rate WHC competition. Oh, wait...
Strawman at it's best. The premise was the CHL was the best development league. Noone said by a huge margin.
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