Top 10 Russian hockey players all-time(link)
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10-30-2008, 08:34 PM
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Just before the Russia-Canada series started, my Dad and I sat at the kitchen table and talked about it. We both agreed the Russians had no goaltending (that was the published report, honest) and that the Canadian team would dominate with superior size and strength. I remember we both agreed Frank Mahovlich would be the best player because he had that size and booming shot.
I also remember in the middle of G1, my Dad saying something like "Mahovlich isn't even the best LWer" and we laughed. Kharlamov was tremendous, although we weren't laughing much by the time they hit Vancouver.
The other thing I remember is a MacLean's magazine cartoon. It was of Foster Hewitt announcing a CAN-RUS game and trying to pronounce Cournoyer's name. He said "And it's Courn..Corney....Cornwhy...anyway Tsygankov just scored."
Major kick in the junk for us Canadians.
im canadian and me and my dad make fun of canadian hockey players lol i cheer for russia in the world cup/olympics and he cheers for finland (probably the best hockey country in the world if you look at there population) and im also a capitals fan the only canadian i really like that would be on team canada is mike green i hate pronger, bertuzzi, phanuef, etc. nobody likes to watch dirty hockey (btw im the one caps fan who doesnt hate penguins and crosby)
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