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World Cup is hockey at its best

Updated: August 31, 2004, 12:05 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

In the end it seems only the hockey itself, the game broken down to its raw essence, skating, hitting, passion, will save the World Cup of Hockey from being swallowed by the darkness surrounding the game.

Plagued by defections of top players, marred by tragedy, scheduled to end just hours before an expected lockout of NHL players by the owners is expected to scrap much if not all of the 2004-05 NHL season, the World Cup of Hockey is the Little Orphan Annie of international hockey events ...

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