International teams that had the highest % of their best players
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11-15-2012, 08:10 PM
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No, not 1987 Soviets.
Starikov was missing on the defense. Also injured as Sergei Yashin and Sergei Svetlov. So the Yashin-Semenov-Svetlov line didn't play (they were Soviets #2 line previous to the tourney).
In fact, Larionov in his book said the Dynamo trio of Yashin-Semenov-Svetlov was the line that gave KLM the most difficulty ever.
Really too bad, it would have been nice to see them considering how good the Bykov line was in the number 2 spot.
Speaking of Russians, the 1991 Canada Cup team has got to feature the lowest percentage of a nation's top players.
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