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02-25-2013, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
#4 Team Canada 1987 - Rendez Vous was a prelude to just how good this Russian team was going to be. We knew it. Mike Keenan knew it too. The Russians were stung after losing to us in 1984 and this was perhaps the best team they ever iced. You've got a prime Gretzky and a Lemieux on the verge of exploding and the games are often played in Copps Coliseum of a city that doesn't have an NHL franchise so they rally around this team. There was lots of pressure on this team..

Depth wise, 1987 Canada Cup was probably one of the worst Soviet teams ever.

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