Originally Posted by INSIDER
you do realize that a few years back professionals werent allowed to play in the olympics, right?
so basically it was canadian amateurs (university/college/oversea players) playing against european league players.
Well, North American professionals weren't allowed. Like you said, you'd have Canadian College players going up against European Superleague Players at a time where NHL-quality Europeans weren't playing in the NHL.
The fact we still managed to compete is incredible.