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01-10-2013, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by timekeep View Post
Or maybe HC is split up too much, should send three teams only, similar to the CHLs. This would also help down the road in WJCs as it would give the players an opportunity to play together more. They would get to know each other on and off the ice. The other countries send only one team and they stay together longer only having to add and delete a few players here and there. I know not every player on stays on their national teams but I am sure that quite few do.
Hockey Canada splits up like that to give a nice experience to 100 kids, instead of 20 like the other countries. Had a chat with a few Team West kids and they seemed pretty happy about their tournament even though they ended 9th experience-wise. I'm fine with that. Canada had 3 competitive teams in the tournament that could have won medals. It didn't happen, so what?

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