1. Back Bacon is better than Borscht
2. The Beer is much better in Canada
3. 8 hour time difference means games played in prime time in Russia will be on at noon on East Coast and 9:00 AM on West Coast.
4. Because we all want to see Ted Leonsis’ reaction when Oven-Chicken and Alex Seamen leave the Caps in mid season to go play for Mother Russia
And Finally…. 5 NHL players would rather spend 2 weeks in Winnipeg in February than in Russia