Has Russia overtaken the #1 spot in World Hockey?
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12-12-2012, 04:37 PM
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Yet you are excited about the world junior championships? If so, then logic much?
Considering that the quality of hockey is far superior in the WC than in the WJC.
I find it curious when a few North Americans proclaime their love for the WJC because it is "good hockey", but at the same time deride the WC because it is not a "best of tournament".
Personally I don't attribute any global ranking implications for the WJC, same as the WCs.
I like it because it is good entertainment for a number of reasons:
1. The rosters change annually and permanently so you will always see different players.
2. It is interesting to reflect on players in the NHL and remember how they looked and played many years ago at the WJC.
3. It is international hockey that is televised in prime time NA time relatively often.
The top reason applies to the WCs as well for the most part.
Both tournaments are entertaining but I don't ascribe a lot of value to them as global hockey performance benchmarks.
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