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11-21-2012, 10:10 PM
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Ironic

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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
Everything I have ever read about the 1970s Czechoslovakian National Teams indicated that goaltending was considered a strength of the team, especially against the USSR and Tretiak. The IIHF directorate (who chose best goalie of the tournament) and the media (who picks the All Star Teams) seemed to think so.
Ironic that the same respect is not shown to the 1940's NHL coaches and writers.

Strength in the context of other European National teams and goalies. Dzurilla and Holecek certainly gave the Czech more depth in goal than any European team.

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