Kinda making my case for me. We're talking about a team that played, trained and even lived together pretty much year round. I'd expect them to be able to compete with the ad hoc teams of NHL pros we were able to throw together back then, let alone the teams of college kids and other amateurs that were so much fodder for the big red machine in the Olympics, World Championships etc.
How do you explain the club team performances then? Pros vs pros?
You can the CCCP team produced fraud players and teams I guess, but a pretty silly view, and not shared by for instance people like Wayne Gretzky who might know a thing or three.
Last edited by Replacement*: 02-19-2014 at 12:41 PM.
**** it. These guys want to bring Subban, and not play him, but put are still giving Kunitz TOI? We brought over a guy like Duchene, for what reason? Why? Nash is still given ample time, besides doing absolutely NOTHING.
They deserve to lose.
Also, we make fun of Czech management, but Canada gets off scott-free?