How about next year the Canadians take 25 players right in the middle of the CHL season and go to Russia for 2 weeks....think they would send their best?
Don't think so. Don't blame the Russians. It's a bad concept to start with.
Yeah it is a bad concept and the Russians shouldn't be blamed. If it was the other way around Canada probably wouldn't send their best either. It's unfortunate because it would have been a great series if Russia could have sent their best and I think tournaments like this shouldn't be held unless both countries can send their best.