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01-04-2013, 10:23 PM
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ottsabrefan
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Originally Posted by GrigsAndGirgs View Post
I think I read somewhere that the big brawl between Canada/Russia in the late 80s put the tournament on the map in Canada, and then it just took off.
I don't remember that one as I was too young (I don't say that very often these days ). But for me it was the comeback against Russia in Saskatoon that really stood out as inflating this tournament. After that everyone wanted to watch the team play live in Canada (and now everyone can on what seems like every single year). The other thing is probably TSN with their non-stop pumping up of the tournament.

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