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01-04-2013, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
Cherry's been saying this for years and he isn't always wrong. After the 1999 tournament he noted how the bronze medal winning Slovaks had half their team playing in Canada. The Russian goalie played in the QMJHL (I think his name was Volkov). I am not a fan of having Europeans play in the Canadian Hockey League. Never have been. Cherry is right on this stance for sure. We should teach our own first and foremost. We just lost this recent tournament for a variety of reasons and being heartless is where I would begin.
So, you don't care that it helps grow the game and makes for better competition as well? If your kid is getting cut because a foreigner took his spot, then he probably isn't all that great..so what is the big deal? There is a rule of teams being limited to 2 non-North Americans already.

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