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11-26-2012, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by od71 View Post
It was not BiZ's merit. A lot of star players, champions were in those team. Players gathered in a locker room and they had a talk how to play, how to organize the game, no matter what new "fashionable directions in modern hockey" Zaharkin talked about.
Yeah, for example a star goaltender - Ersberg.

Nah, of course I simplified the situation a lot by saying that BiZ were the only factor in that win, but there is no way you can do the contrary: claim that players won it and coaches didn't matter. That golden team had a ton of offensive talent, but was widely considered helpless defensively, just go back look at their C, D & G. Yet they won close one goal games vs Ak Bars, just can't be done without appropriate coaching.

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