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02-27-2013, 10:12 PM
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The 1996 World Cup was a debacle. So much so that the brass of Team Canada panicked, and built their entire 1998 Olympic team with a singular focus of beating the Americans.

This is why there was so many grinders and physical players on that team.

Primeau
Linden
Brind'Amour
Corson
Zamuner

They were under extreme pressure to win, and viewed only the USA as a threat as a result of what happened in 1996.

The result, however, was completely devastating to Hockey Canada.

The pressure on the 1998 team was much greater than the pressure on the 1987 team.

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