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04-12-2013, 09:05 AM
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Darth Yoda
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Originally Posted by Theokritos View Post
70s? Sweden was not too far behind Czechoslovakia for most of the 50s and 60s, finished ahead in several World Championships.
Nah. Our first three gold medals were a joke where politics did so that better teams were not present. We probably did get something to say against the czechs when some of them died in a plane crash and others got thrown into jail by some maniac in government, but we could not compete with the russians or Canadas amateurs and then some professionals.

We were pretty competative in the seventies, but unfortunately we more than anyone lost guys the the NHL and WHA so we did not often get the chance to show it. I believe that if we had all our best on a yearly basis we could beat the russians and the czechs every now and then for the gold.

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