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08-10-2009, 11:23 PM
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Team Composition

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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
I've always considered the 1976 Canada Cup team the best ever, even over the Soviets of 1979 and the Canadians of 1987 with Mario and Wayne. This team could have beaten you so many ways, and I think that the main strength they had was that everybody for the most part was in their prime
The team was picked to beat the best Europe had to offer based on past performance - Ken Dryden who had problems against the Soviets was left off. Also an emphasis was placed on choosing players who would buy into a team concept - no Vic Hadfield types.

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