If pros were always allowed at the Olympics...
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03-01-2013, 10:38 AM
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So the early 1990's NHL Soviets are a fair and equitable representation of all Soviet generations?
Riight. Also laughable considering the criteria used to judge these Soviets has a heavy North American bias.
Like I said...your theory is biased, insufficient and rudimentary and fails to take into account Canadian development and training was well behind that of the Soviets during most of the 1970s and 1980s.
As I showed earlier in the thread the Soviets of the late 1980's and early 1990's were still experiencing team success as they had for the two decades prior. Obviously the players who were adults in the early 90's were developed during Soviet times. I never said the late 80's was the peak period for USSR hockey, but relatively speaking they were not far off. As I have said all along the Soviets had great players and a great development program but their limiting factor has always been their infrasctructure and the number of kids they have playing the sport.
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