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12-16-2012, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Yakushev72 View Post
When Varnakov played for Soviet national teams, the practices that Tikhonov ran were brutal, but they prepared the guys to play the whole game at a breakneck pace without letting up. The 1979 Soviet Challenge Cup, in which Varnakov played, is the best example I have seen of a team that mercilessly kept its foot on the pedal for 3 consecutive games. My guess is that his experience entered into his plan to really push the guys physically, if that is what he's doing.
Hope to see the same preperation for the Olympic team, Imagine Radulov and Ovechkin

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