Can you make a case for Potvin over Orr in the 1976 Canada Cup?
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11-22-2012, 08:57 PM
Join Date: Nov 2003
When you watch that 1976 Canada team (the best ever in my opinion) it is hard to believe they actually let a lead slip away to the Czechs in the final. Game 1 they win 6-0 and to be honest they outplayed the Czechs to a huge degree. That game was 4-0 after the first and over before it started. In Game 2 they pick it right back up and storm out with two quick goals and total domination of the 1st period with a 2-0 lead. Looked like another route, but even this team could get a little jaded and take their foot of the gas. A penalty to Potvin, a misjudged shot and all of the sudden it's 2-2. Eventually it was 5-4 in overtime of course but for whatever reason there never seemed to be any fear of that team losing. I had fear in 1987 and 2010 of Canada losing but you just never felt any panic with the 1976 team.
Nothing against 2010, but man we could use another team like 1976 again.
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