Cup of Hope (Kubok Nadezhdy) 2013 [parallel to the Gagarin Cup]
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02-17-2013, 04:28 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
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Why not, everything you've given your best effort, work and sweat to win can and should be celebrated. It's easy to call it the ''loser's cup'', most important thing is whether players and coaches think it is so. If they do then of course it's a loser's cup, if they fight for it like in real play-offs and fans can see it on the ice then nobody will call it a loser's cup (including you)
Organizations already showed what they think of this cup when they traded away Giroux's, Varnakov's, Zherdev's and many, many others on the trade deadline.
It's impossible to take this make-shift competition seriously. I'm all for giving a couple of games to HK Riga kids.
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