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10-11-2012, 02:06 PM
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I think you're underrating Jan Starsi. Coaching was probably the biggest single advantage that Czechoslovakia had over the Soviet Union in the mid-late 70s. Interesting that Starsi is in the IIHL HHOF, but Jaroslav Pitner (who is credited with creating the leftwing lock system that Starsi then used with great success) is not.

I think they are probably even now, but Starsi was better as of 2009.

I think as of 2012, Vokoun is definitely the best goalie in this series, but was he worse than the WHA guys as of 2009?

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