1987 Canada Cup: CCCP vs Canada - Game One, Two & Three
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11-13-2012, 07:12 PM
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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.
oh, I'd say the soviets got away with plenty -hooking, holding, pretty blatant interference (they were notorious for picking and koharski let them get away with it throughout the series) and a ton more stickwork. It's unfortunate that russians feel the need to come on these boards and disparage canada's win. lest i forget, canada was battling pretty significant injuries on the wings (only 10 forwards for game 2 and tocchet shouldn't have even been in the lineup for game 3) and, of course, a lack of preparation time is always going to complicate matters. If anything, especially looking at game 1, koharski favoured the soviets because he was fearful of being tagged a homer.
he was definitely the anti-dombrowski. But, hey, don't let the truth get in the way of a good yarn (or whine).
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