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02-26-2013, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
Not one of the worst at all. One of the best. A few have said best. I said "perhaps". 1984 didn't have Fetisov on the team. Maybe 1981 or 1979 are the best but 1987 had all the Russian 5. None of them were older than 29, so I wouldn't say they were past their peak at that time. You didn't watch that tournament at all? The kept pace with a Gretzky/Lemieux-led Canadian team. Maybe their goaltending could have been better, but that was one scary team.

Disagree strongly. Relative to other notable Soviet NT's, the 1987 CC team was sub-par.

-Soviet goaltending was at an all-time low with Mylnikov/Belosheikin,
-The teams' defensive depth was awful
-Due to several injuries, the #2 line didn't even play (great line of Yashin-Semyonov-Svetlov).

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