Has Russia overtaken the #1 spot in World Hockey?
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12-13-2012, 04:34 AM
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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
Why shouldn't the WJC's be seen as an indicator of a country's strength? The results seem to mirror senior results pretty well.
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