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12-09-2009, 04:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Dreakmur View Post
The CSKA team was basically their national team, and it had a very significant number of the top Soviet players. It was basically the best of the best, and them playing against the Philidelphia Flyers is hardly a fair representation from each league.

The Soviet advantage was that the majority of their top players played together on a club team.
I realize that, but CSKA wasn't the only team that had success against NHL teams. To take one example, Dynamo Moscow, Spartak Moscow, and the Soviet Wings played 17 games against NHL teams in the Super Series from 1976 to 1980, with a record of 10-5-2. CSKA had a 5-3-1 record over that time against NHL competition.

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