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04-22-2013, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Sens Rule View Post

Watch the 1987 Canada Cup on DVD. Watch Gretzky... And Mario. Especially Gretzky. Almost everyone on the ice in the 3 game final is a HHOFer or near that caliber. Gretzky is in another world above them. He creates scoring chances every shift. Steals pucks... Is otherworldly. And he is playing vs the best of the Soviets and with a team if Hall of Famers.
And yet Canada won by the narrowest of margins (for Russian fans, insert "Koharsky" here if you want, I'll abstain). That should tell you something about the level of Soviet players, including the much maligned Larionov.

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