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12-16-2012, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Henri M View Post
To some extent yes. I mean, Canada is the best country in the world when it comes hockey, I think a strong case for that can be made. But I also think that the IIHF torunaments indicate that Canadas position as number 1 is not as safe, or alteast not as far ahead as it used to be, other countries are catching up, and one could make a case that Russia is the closest contender.
If this was 2001, you may have a point. The question should be, what else does Canada have to do to be the unquestionable no. 1?

No other country comes close to Canada's record in best on best at all levels mens, U20, U18's (Ivan Hlinka).

Russia had their chance in 2010 to make a statement and failed.

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