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02-20-2013, 04:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Xref View Post
I'd rather watch the best amateur hockey players in the world compete against each other, and gain that invaluable experience. I believe in growing the sport, and I believe having college kids playing in the Olympics goes a long way towards that goal. The success of the 1980 team had a profound impact on hockey development and awareness in the US. I'll ask: why take that away?

Besides, if all these countries have their best players in the NHL as you say, then I can watch them play in the NHL. Why do I need to watch them play in the Olympics too?
You sound like such things like Miracle on Ice happen every Olympics. You do not realise how many times US playing with college kids would suck before another Miracle happens. More than 30 years has already passed since then.
You say: Why take THAT away?
What that: Miracle or losses?
I wouldn't call massacre of the Innocents an "invalueable experience"

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