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Will Canada break the Soviet record of 7 straight WJC gold medals?

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04-01-2008, 01:34 PM
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Will Canada break the Soviet record of 7 straight WJC gold medals?

Yay or nay?

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Yay.

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yay.
but remember, those first 3 medals were in "unofficial" tournaments. so technically its only 4.
unofficially its 7.

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04-01-2008, 05:43 PM
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yay.
but remember, those first 3 medals were in "unofficial" tournaments. so technically its only 4.
unofficially its 7.
Yea, yea, it's 7 in a row.

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I would say its impossible to guess, but if I HAD to, I would say no. Winning more than 2 tourneys in a row is difficult, never mind 3 MORE in a row after 4 straight, hard to to. Especially with tons of players making the NHL long before their eligibility in the WJC runs out.

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It's possible with the next couple WJC scheduled exclusively in North America. However, I think Canada will have a much tougher go of it as the relative talent level coming out of Europe seems to be miles ahead of where its been the last few years.

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yay.
but remember, those first 3 medals were in "unofficial" tournaments. so technically its only 4.
unofficially its 7.
well, then you should start counting off those exhibitional olympic tournaments canada won in the august sun

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06-12-2008, 03:32 AM
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Nay Sweden will break it this year for them

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06-12-2008, 05:36 PM
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If all the eligible players make team Canada in all years, Canada can win.

But with guys like Stamkos playing for Tampa next year, Canada loses a lot of talent.

I'm curious how our D will look this WJC.

Drew Doughty Tyler Myers
Luke Schenn Thomas Hickey
PK Subban Alex Pieterangelo
Michael Del Zotto [Alzner and Ellerby not eligible]

Hopefully, all these guys don't make the NHL team this season...

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06-12-2008, 09:22 PM
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Yea, yea, it's 7 in a row.
7 in a row from '74 - '80 is impressive, but I don't think all the participants started sending their best players until around 1982.

Which do you think is a greater accomplishment, 7 in a row pre '82 or 5 in a row post '82?

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06-13-2008, 12:48 PM
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7 in a row from '74 - '80 is impressive, but I don't think all the participants started sending their best players until around 1982.

Which do you think is a greater accomplishment, 7 in a row pre '82 or 5 in a row post '82?
I'd have to go with 5 in row post 1982. A much more competitive environment. However, the most impressive is yet to come...

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It could happen if USA, Sweden and Russia can't do anything about it.

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Canada already has the record.

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Indeed, Canada 5 in a row, Russia 4 in a row.

Also, Canada is far ahead in best on best at the senior level.

Gotta love those Canadian players.

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