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03-31-2013, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Sanf View Post
In this article you find Aleksander Yakushevs view of those games from that time.
http://russiajournal.com/node/1122

This is just my opinion, but I donīt believe that they lost on purpose but were their hands tied up a bit? In this clip from 1969 WHCs (from 0:35 I wish I could have find bit more non political clip) you see how the CSSR players mock Zinger after they score a goal and no one does anything. It kind of gives me the impression that maybe they werenīt allowed to rock the boat on tense situation. But as I said only my opinion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfTL1FF0xX0
If by "their hands were tied," you mean "the Soviet players weren't allowed to fight because the USSR thought fighting in hockey was bad for national prestige," then that's reasonable.

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