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10-01-2012, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr Kanadensisk View Post
Lots of people underestimated the Soviets before the '72 series, but I'm not sure how that is relevant in this discussion. We now have 40 years worth of knowledge about the topic that Mr Beddoes and others didn't have at the time. Even within the microcosm of the '72 series it is pretty obvious that Canada vastly improved as the series went on, which certainly supports my argument.
Not sure of the relevance of the '72 series. Isn't the topic of the thread "the 1972 nationals?" Yes, the Canadians got better when their conditioning improved a little bit (they came into the series arrogant and woefully out of shape). I believe the Soviets should have won the series, but they got cocky after building a commanding lead after Game 5, and stopped working hard enough to win it.

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