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03-21-2013, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by JackSlater View Post
Please enlighten us all about the quality of European hockey compared to Canadian hockey in, say, 1924.
Indeed. My knowledge of early 20th century European hockey history is spotty, but I do see that before 1956 Canada and the US won every Gold and Silver medal on offer except 3. Sweden grabbing a 1928 Silver (a year when the US didn't even send a team) and the Czechoslovaks grabbing a 1948 Silver. The Brits grabbing their only gold, with a team mostly made up of Canadian players. In 1928, the year of the only pre war European silver medal, Canada's team (only made up of one club's members) beat Sweden 11-0, going 3-0 with a combined scoring record of 38 goals for and 0 against. Canada's pre war record includes only one loss, to the aforementioned British Canadian team and one tie, against the US in a dead rubber game.

Indeed I am quite curious to learn more about European pre war Hockey.

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