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10-01-2012, 06:34 PM
Mr Kanadensisk
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Originally Posted by Yakushev72 View Post
Not sure of the relevance of the '72 series. Isn't the topic of the thread "the 1972 nationals?"
never mind, I think you missed my point

Originally Posted by Yakushev72 View Post
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.
In hockey playing an effective system and having team chemistry are critical and these take a long time to perfect. Just look at how long it can take a new player to fit into a new team. You can dream up whatever excuses you like but if you don't understand the basics there is not much I can do for you.

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