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09-06-2013, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Hardyvan123 View Post
People should also keep in mind that that a majority of the games (around 40) against Canada were against guys who were borderline AHL/NHL caliber.

Is this actually true? Canada sat out the World Championships from 1970-1976 protesting the ban on professional players because they were tired of the Soviets smacking their amateurs around. They then returned using NHL players in 1977. Other games against Canada would include the 72 Summit (NHL players), 74 Summit (WHA players), Canada Cups (Best-on-best), and tours against NHL and WHA teams.

But even if it were true, then this would apply:

Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
But this is true for all of his teammates and his contemporary European opposition when playing against Canada. Likewise the predecessors on all European teams from the sixties and before when playing against Canada.

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