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11-13-2012, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Theokritos View Post
Not to argue about the 1987 series, but that is just not much of an argument in general. If one side commits 20 fouls and the other 10 but both get 5 penalties it's still unfair.
It seemed like the refs didn't want penalties determining the outcome of the series......however that inadvertently led to Canada getting away with many more blatant fouls than the Soviets.

Likely a case of Team Canada knowing what they could/couldn't get away with in an NHL setting more than the Soviets did.

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