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03-07-2013, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr Kanadensisk View Post
Since no Europeans officiated in the NHL they just didn't have the experience they needed. MOD
There were several European refs who worked the Canada Cup, obviously Dag Olsson included. Specifically, Eagleson banned Europeans from refereeing medal round games of the Canada Cup after Olsson presided over a 6-3 whipping of Canada by the Soviets in the round robin, 1987. In 1987, Eagleson added two inexperience NHL refs to the staff, Don Koharski (previously an NHL linesman) and Paul Stewart. The rest were Europeans or minor league NA refs.

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