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11-06-2009, 01:57 PM
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Stanley Cup vs Olympic Gold

Which is more important to the players? A Cup or a Gold Medal?

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11-06-2009, 02:00 PM
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Gold Cup!

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This thread's popped up a few times lately, it seems.

Stanley Cup.

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11-06-2009, 02:02 PM
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Olympic gold is more important to every single player, except for maybe the north americans...I can guarantee you that none of the European players ever dreamed about winning the Stanley Cup when growing up

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11-06-2009, 02:03 PM
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I'd say even the vast majority of Europeans would be prefer the cup to Gold.

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the cup and it's not even close.

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The olympics is just every 4th year, so...

I dont know.. both hang high...

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I think even most European hockey players dream of winning the Stanley Cup more than Olympic Gold.

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11-06-2009, 02:06 PM
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Olympic gold is more important to every single player, except for maybe the north americans...
North Americans, that tiny minority of NHL hockey players...

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11-06-2009, 02:07 PM
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Olympic gold is more important to every single player, except for maybe the north americans...I can guarantee you that none of the European players ever dreamed about winning the Stanley Cup when growing up
So you are 100% CERTAIN that ZERO euro's dreamed of winning the cup? Wow.

Based on what?

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Are you kidding me?

Winning gold is great and all but winning the cup is something you dont come across too often

SC,not a hard choice

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11-06-2009, 02:08 PM
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Stanley Cup. I mean come on... it's bigger.

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11-06-2009, 02:10 PM
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I'd say even the vast majority of Europeans would be prefer the cup to Gold.


Let's say an American or Canadian player goes to the KHL. Do you think he would rather win the Gagarin Cup or the gold medal? Easy choice for him since he probably never even heard of the Gagarin Cup until he came to Russia. I'm not saying that it's not a rewarding accomplishment, but it's nothing compared to the Olympic gold.

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I think even most European hockey players dream of winning the Stanley Cup more than Olympic Gold.
No. They dream to play in the best league and make big bucks and when they are already there they think oh well it would be nice to win the cup as well.

I'm very positive majority of Euros values gold over the SC. There are some exceptions like Hossa though but it's Hossa after all.lol.
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No. They dream to play in the best league and make big bucks and when they are already there they think oh well it would be nice to win the cup as well.

I'm very positive majority of Euros values gold over the SC. There are some exceptions like Hossa though but it's Hossa after all.lol.
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When asked Russian players don't care about winning the Cup Fedorov said "thats not true".

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When asked Russian players don't care about winning the Cup Fedorov said "thats not true".
Not all of them and even those who care, care more about winning the gold. Ofc, as for everything, there are exceptions...
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Big bucks > chicks > Stanley Cup > Olympic Gold.

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The cup and this thread has been done to death.

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11-06-2009, 02:25 PM
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When asked Russian players don't care about winning the Cup Fedorov said "thats not true".
exactly, but that still doesn't answer whether he would prefer the Cup over the Gold medal. Everyone wants to win regardless of what's at stake. For Europeans, the difference between winning the Stanley Cup and Olympic gold is that one comes with the job, while the other is a childhood dream

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Stanley Cup.

You get Europeans that might say the Olympics but a North American is lying if he says the Olympics.

The Stanley Cup is the holy grail of hockey accomplishment.

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Big bucks > chicks > Stanley Cup > Olympic Gold.
this is probably most players lol

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Almost everybody tells the Cup but my answer is gold.
But...................for instance.........

I'm wondering what you guys(ОК I mean you canadians) are going to say in late february. Vancouver. Last game. Olympic final. Canada vs Russia. Russia leads 4:3 in dying seconds. Canada scores 5 seconds before the final! Then Canada wins in OT after beautiful play by Crosby and Nash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Are you still sure that you will prefer the Cup more than Ol. gold!?

Сome on folks! You know about great Canada's wins and its worst defeats!
Аlmost every canadian says that the best hockey he ever seen is the final game in 1987 Canada Cup. What about 1972!?
To play for your own country is great honor, especially in Olympics, especially in Canada. I don't say Lord Stanley is nothing but.......again my answer is gold!

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Olympic gold is more important to every single player, except for maybe the north americans...I can guarantee you that none of the European players ever dreamed about winning the Stanley Cup when growing up
Extremely untrue.


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Fixed.

I'm Canadian, but I hate it when people act like the NHL is the only league in the world...
Yes. Your local SEL team winning the Le Mat is more important than both the Cup or Team Sweden wins for most swedish hockey fans.

edit: It was about players I see, then SEL might be less important for many of them. Less money in Elitserien and the big bucks is as someone wrote ofcourse #1.


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Olympic gold is more important to every single player, except for maybe the north americans...I can guarantee you that none of the European players ever dreamed about winning the Stanley Cup when growing up
How can you guarantee this?

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