We'd have some great hockey, except now we have a bunch of poor economies in the former states of the USSR who canot afford to play hockey and a bunch of Russian douches who care only about the money and only play when they want to, despite having all the talent in the world. YouTube - CCCP Hockey - The Big Red Machine Montage -DayWalk3r Look at that, now I know most of the time they didn't have much competition in the olympics as most of the olympians were amateurs, as well as not having much competition during the World Championships as most Pros were playing in the NHL Playoffs. But the Soviet team was really almost perfect, trained by the army, they were not paid therefore were never considered professionals. Instead they were given grants by the Soviet Army. Never the less they have beaten NHL teams, as well as loosing hehe. ------ isn't that beautiful hockey.. despite not having any grit.