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02-04-2013, 10:14 AM
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I'd just like to say that the Olympics for many years pre-NHL participation was a lesser quality tournament than the World Championships becouse the WC had some pros participating since the seventies. I've in a long time not been able to understand why the Olympics 1976-1994 are seen as more important than the WC. Worst of all obviously Lillehammer where not even the best russians and czechs were present, that tournament was a joke.
Because WCs became an afterthought after the iron curtain fell and the defections to NHL. WCs were incosistent and could be great one year and lousy the next. Players werent as motivated and so on.
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