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Old 05-19-2010, 04:29 PM
 
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After reading this article on NHL.com.. Okay for example after the pens lost in the NHL playoffs, guys like Malkin joined their country team to play in the IIHF WC. Like how is this different from the Olympics and don't they have set rosters from the beginning?
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:34 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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I think they can add players until the semifinals.
They just have to delete someone on the roster so Malkin can replace him.
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I think they use younger players, its an annual competition for the national teams.
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:40 PM
 
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Malkin and Gonchar agreed to play for Team Russia.

Staal and Crosby politely said no to Team Canada.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:00 AM
 
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Malkin and Gonchar agreed to play for Team Russia.

Staal and Crosby politely said no to Team Canada.
What was that all about? I guess they dont take it too seriously, . . . and look where it got Team Canada this year.
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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It's always seemed like a more important tournament for the Europeans than the North Americans. The only really important thing for the NAs is that they don't screw up so badly at the tournament that they have to face relegation to the Division IA IIHF international pool.
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Old 05-28-2010, 08:37 AM
 
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What was that all about? I guess they dont take it too seriously, . . . and look where it got Team Canada this year.

Well, I would think that after two straight SCF appearances and an entire season (+ two playoff rounds) that they felt the rest was more important.

There is more pressure in Russia for the Russian players to play than there is in Canada.

BTW: There was someIIHF hack who ripped Crosby and Staal for not playing. His article was online for less than one day before the IIHF apologized for it and removed the article from the website.
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