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03-01-2013, 01:15 PM
Join Date: May 2005
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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.
The Russian hockey program was born out of the Soviet hockey program so to say the two are totally unrelated is obviously not accurate, and for the most part Canada hasn't changed either so I think the comparison is fair. NHL officials have been used numerous times since 1987 to referee games involving both Canada and the USA yet the whole cheating and conspiracy topic only really comes up when Russian or Soviet fans get involved so I'm sorry but I do think all of the last 40 years are relevant.
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