Has Russia overtaken the #1 spot in World Hockey?
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12-11-2012, 09:36 AM
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Apparently so, NHL teams don't even come close to how stacked the European countries get around WC time. Even Team Canada that was sent over there when added up would have like 120 million salary if it played in the NHL. The hockey is really good too, much better than the grind that NHL final was last year with injured Kovy. Finals were soo boring, who cares about LAK or NJD other than people from those cities...
I meant WHC is inferior to Olympics as it is not best-on-best and winning it is not as great of an accomplishment as it is held every year. On the subject though of a comparison to the NHL playoffs, WHC is arguably a lesser brand of hockey save for one or two teams, there are 16 NHL teams with a chance to win compared to 5 or 6, and the fact that it is the culmination of a 9 month season makes it a greater accomplishment.
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