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01-07-2013, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Dark Shadows View Post
Neither side were angels. But it is amazing how some Canadians thought some of the hits they threw were ok, while also funny how baffled the Soviets were by the response to their spearing with fists. They thought covert spearing was part of the game the way Canadians thought rough hitting was part of the game, which baffled Canadian players.
Everything was different. The Soviets passed when the Canadians thought they would shoot and shot when they were sure a pass was coming. And vice versa. both teams goaltenders were caught by surprise often because it was so different from what they were used to
Very true - it was a "clash of cultures" out there in 1972 and 1974.

Craig Wallace

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