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12-29-2012, 02:50 PM
Big Phil
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If Orr played the series is a brand new one. The Russians would have still gained some respect, but it would have been a clear victory for us. We needed a guy like Orr on the back end, who wouldn't?

If you threw in Hull, Cheevers and Tremblay then that makes it even better. The defense might look something like this:


Cheevers is the starting goalie and it would be his to lose. A 1972 Cheevers probably plays more steady than Dryden. Maybe Esposito gets in a few games too, but at the time in the NHL there was no other goalie more reliable than Cheevers.

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