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  1. This tournament has been played every year for...

    This tournament has been played every year for the last 35 years; I'm sure there has been at least one game in which a team has come back from more than three goals and won.

    And Canada itself...
  2. I had forgotten or was unaware about some of...

    I had forgotten or was unaware about some of those players. Dusan Pasek was a legend in Slovakia and became head of the Slovak federation. He killed himself a few weeks after the 1998 Olympics,...
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    Thanks. How far is this league below the Supreme...

    Thanks. How far is this league below the Supreme League? Also, are there other leagues of this level in central and eastern Ukraine?
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    I never said the tournament wasn't competitive, I...

    I never said the tournament wasn't competitive, I said it was less competitive than it was a decade ago, and I still think I'm right. If we see one of either Czech Rep or Finland in the final next...
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    I agree, international junior hockey is, overall,...

    I agree, international junior hockey is, overall, less competitive than it was a decade ago. Some countries have fallen (Czechs, Slovaks), some just remain at the same level year after year more or...
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    what league is this?

    Chernivtsi vs Ternopil

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBZyfULDWPU&feature=related

    what level of hockey is this?
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    It's going to be very close, that's for sure.

    It's going to be very close, that's for sure.
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    It was more interesting in the 90's and early...

    It was more interesting in the 90's and early 2000's when all the major powers had a chance of winning it. Now even countries like Finland and the Czechs are rank outsiders with little chance of...
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    Sometimes I wonder if this tournament deserves to...

    Sometimes I wonder if this tournament deserves to be as popular as it is here in Canada. A lot of the games have become rather predictable and boring.
  10. Thread: Evgeni Nabokov

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    How about Dainus Zubrus? He played for both...

    How about Dainus Zubrus? He played for both Russia and Lithuania in the same season...
  11. Thread: Why not Canada?

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    Yep, and the only games they come close to...

    Yep, and the only games they come close to selling out is when they play Manitoba, for obvious reasons.

    I wonder if a Flames farm club in Saskatchewan might be a bit more of a success.
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    Teams from Tiraspol compete in the top Moldavan...

    Teams from Tiraspol compete in the top Moldavan soccer league and I know that Tiraspol has hosted international soccer games involving Moldova in the recent past. It's a bizarre political situation,...
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    In terms of top-level IIHF tournaments in recent...

    In terms of top-level IIHF tournaments in recent times, I always think of the time Japan played in the World Junior Championships in 1993.

    Russia 16 Japan 0
    Finland 7 Japan 0
    USA 12 Japan 2...
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    Netherlands vs Hungary from the 1983 C Pool in...

    Netherlands vs Hungary from the 1983 C Pool in Budapest.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04UxwkYAmSA&feature=related

    Funny to hear Jack de Heer speaking Dutch with a Canadian accent.
  15. Thread: Are there any?

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    Hockey seems to have never been really popular in...

    Hockey seems to have never been really popular in western Ukraine. Though I do believe the sport was played there as far back as the interwar era in both Lviv (then Polish) and Uzhgorod (then part of...
  16. It's hard to believe now that Ukraine had a...

    It's hard to believe now that Ukraine had a better hockey program than Belarus when both countries became independent in 1992.
  17. I have summaries for the games involving the US...

    I have summaries for the games involving the US and Canada from 1995.
  18. I only have the boxscores for the Canadian...

    I only have the boxscores for the Canadian games...
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    Those are interesting programs. Seems as though...

    Those are interesting programs. Seems as though Lithuania had more ethnic Russians on their teams in those days than they do now.
  20. I had no idea Fuhr was First Nations. I know...

    I had no idea Fuhr was First Nations.

    I know Everett Sanipass was, but I don't know if he'd make anyone's top 10.
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    Tackla jerseys were worn by national teams from...

    Tackla jerseys were worn by national teams from the late 80's until 1993. In 1994-95 Lithuania would have worn the then standard Reebok jersey with a Lithuanian federation logo in the centre (there's...
  22. Snepsts was of Latvian background.

    Snepsts was of Latvian background.
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    Sticky: What about John Wensink, played for the Dutch in...

    What about John Wensink, played for the Dutch in 1989 worlds and scored 28 goals for Boston in one season.
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    East Germany from late 80s or 1990 at the very...

    East Germany from late 80s or 1990 at the very end of their existence:

    http://media.photobucket.com/image/east%20germany%20world%20cup/spyboy1/EastGermanyDDRjersey.jpg
  25. It seems like there's only a few dozen people who...

    It seems like there's only a few dozen people who post on this site, but hundreds of thousands of lurkers who do jack all, but probably were responsible for crashing this site two days ago.

    :c165:...
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    How do you figure? It would be nice to see...

    How do you figure? It would be nice to see another contender emerge from somewhere and enliven the competition, but China aren't even as good as they were in 1998. Although they are a bit better than...
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    That is pretty funny, especially when you...

    That is pretty funny, especially when you consider that first New York and then Chicago failed in their attempts to convince the IOC to let them host the Summer Olympics.
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    Hmm, I notice you didn't include the speedskating...

    Hmm, I notice you didn't include the speedskating medal stats from 1984. They would show that Holland wasn't exactly an overwhelming powerhouse then.

    And they weren't dominant at the beginning...
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    3-0 Sweden final

    3-0 Sweden final
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    those metal poles right next to the track...did...

    those metal poles right next to the track...did they have those in, say, Calgary or Turin?
  31. found some highlights from Leuven-Turnhout ...

    found some highlights from Leuven-Turnhout

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csuQstalCRg
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    16 years between Olympics for Tommy Jakobsen -...

    16 years between Olympics for Tommy Jakobsen - that must be a record for this sport.
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    2.3.1986 Norway 5 Yugoslavia 3 - Anchorage, USA...

    2.3.1986 Norway 5 Yugoslavia 3 - Anchorage, USA friendly

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1828&dat=19860303&id=DdAyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=oaYEAAAAIBAJ&pg=2577,2037166
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    I was looking at the B Pool results from 1998;...

    I was looking at the B Pool results from 1998; Estonia did have some serious promise back then.

    Estonia 2 Norway 1
    Estonia 4 Netherlands 2
    Estonia 5 Britain 4
    Poland 3 Estonia 0
    Estonia 3...
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    somebody has posted some old early 80s Dutch...

    somebody has posted some old early 80s Dutch hockey videos on Youtube:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/akelei10#p/u
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    Thanks

    Thanks
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    Thanks. Would you happen to have the Ukrainian...

    Thanks.

    Would you happen to have the Ukrainian roster for that WC?
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    1993 C Pool in Slovenia

    I was wondering who was named the top goaltender and top forward of the 1993 C Pool World Championships?

    I know the top defenceman was Ramil Yuldashev of Ukraine.
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    video clip of Poland - Sweden 1988 olympics ...

    video clip of Poland - Sweden 1988 olympics

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xluHj-5Mi9k
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    So Vilnius is getting a team for sure in 2010?...

    So Vilnius is getting a team for sure in 2010? (Sorry I don't feel like reading through 1200 posts on the general discussion thread right now). :c098:
  41. Poll: Looks like Gord wasn't paying attention during...

    Looks like Gord wasn't paying attention during the consolation round in 2001.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_World_Junior_Ice_Hockey_Championships
  42. Poll: I believe the Swiss have beaten Russia only once...

    I believe the Swiss have beaten Russia only once before in this tournament, in 2001.
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    There seems to be some interest in Lithuania; ...

    There seems to be some interest in Lithuania;

    http://balticreports.com/?p=3882
  44. Poll: In the 80's it was often like that. Now, not as...

    In the 80's it was often like that. Now, not as much.
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    it is rather strange, 4 defencemen from Shakhter...

    it is rather strange, 4 defencemen from Shakhter Soligorsk?
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    Thanks, guys.

    Thanks, guys.
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    Dainus Zubrus played for Ukraine?

    Is it true that Dainius Zubrus played for Ukraine in the 2000 WC?


    He is listed as being on Ukraine's roster here:
    http://www.hockeynut.com/9900/worlds2000/ukrros.html


    If that's the case,...
  48. Yeah..for some reason the Swiss didn't take part...

    Yeah..for some reason the Swiss didn't take part in the 1994 olympic qualifying tournament.

    It was Slovakia, Latvia, Poland, Japan and Britain (played in Sheffield).
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    Keep in mind that Slovenia (and Croatia ) had...

    Keep in mind that Slovenia (and Croatia ) had already declared independence the year before, so I doubt there were any players from those countries on the 1992 Yugoslavia team (which explains the...
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    That is missing the matches played by the...

    That is missing the matches played by the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (which existed until April 27, 1992) in the 1992 B pool world championships in Austria:
    ...
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