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03-01-2013, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr Kanadensisk View Post
Even with all their prep time the Soviets / Russia have only won one tournament in the last +40 years where Canada sent their top players, while in the same time Canada has won seven. As I have said countless times, the Soviets were great, just not the best. I'm sure you have an excuse for every loss, but the history is what it is.

Look, hopefully the NHL will participate in Sochi and Russia will have a great team with a shot at the gold. If you're lucky maybe they will win and then maybe you can put some of your illusions about the past behind you and start enjoying the present.
I respect your knowledge of hockey, although you may not be as strong in World history. The Soviet Union was actually abolished 22 years ago, so I am at a loss to figure out how including the last 22 years in the discussion has any bearing on the issues. I only dispute 2 outcomes involving Canada/NHL and the Soviets as being bogus: the 1984 and 1987 Canada Cups.

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