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01-02-2013, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by cookiecutter View Post
As a hockey fan, I am not certain what all the hype is about UNB playing up the Canada Russia series being revisited in this fashion. The 72 series was all about everything...this is much ado about nothing. At least Saint John feels the same as I do. They drew about the same number of fans as the Millrats basketball team...which is a number that hardly pays for the concession popcorn!
Agree there was some hype involved, but there's always some intrigue-curiosity involved when a Russian team plays a Canadian team, regardless of the stakes. It was the 40th anniversary of the Summit Series and Esposito was involved -- although he bailed back to T-Bay on New Year's Eve rather than attend the Fredericton game. But I think the curiosity is the reason the game sold out 10 days in advance -- which NEVER happens in Fredericton.

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