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10-28-2012, 09:29 AM
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Remember this was not a real team that was iced in Game one in Montreal.

The focus of the NHL was its 14 individual teams at that time. When selecting this team, they had no idea what would work, as the NHL never iced one All-Star team.
Selections of one-way players like Hadfield, REdmond was a big mistake, they didn't last past game one. Yes, two way players like Keon and Lemaire were off the team, but then who knew the benefit of two way players.

Players like Esposito came in overweight 20 pounds, and he expressed it succinctly, they treated the whole affair like an All-star game exhibition.

There were no exhibition games, the intra-squad games, as Esposito told me, they were just fooling around.

I honestly still believe the team by series end still weren't near their peak and the player selection still wasn't optimal, this was plainly not Canada's best team: and am excluding the WHA stars.

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