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02-19-2013, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Xokkeu View Post
Canada probably wouldn't have taken the tournament too seriously from 1920 until the 1950s. Lets face it, it would have been Canada A vs Canada B (aka Great Britain) every Olympics until the 1950s when the Soviets and Czechoslovaks showed up.
I would guess that USA would have loads of silver medals from this period.

Originally Posted by Zine View Post
We've been through this a million times.
Soviets and Canadians never played under equivalent conditions in the NHL. That's why a guy like Jimmy Carson was a better NHLer than both Krutov and Makarov, but in no universe was he ever a better hockey player.

But, hey, if it fits your NA-centic agenda, Jimmy Carson>>>KLM!
This is true, it doesn't make sense to use the NHL careers of those players who were largely spent from the rigorous Soviet schedule.

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