Soviet Union beat Canada (4-3) 1991 Canada Cup
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03-07-2013, 08:54 AM
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I agree with Zine - you've vastly overblown the national team concept, seemingly as an explanation for Canada's shocking vulnerability. Your explanation attempts to preserve the notion of Canadian superiority. Sure, when you watch the film, it looks like the Soviets are skating every bit as well or better than the best Canadian NHL'er's; they stickhandle just as well or better; they pass better; and they shoot as well or better; but its just Merlin's illusions, brought on by grueling practices. Practices just don't make a player that much better.
Practices and playing together make teams much much better, it's probably one of the most basic concepts in team sports like hockey. You can deny it all you want, but unless you back up you claims with some sort of facts or credible evidence I'm not sure what else can be said.
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