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04-22-2013, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Sentinel View Post
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.
Yes, and it also tells you something about how amazing Gretzky was to have played against that amazing Russian team, while on a team of HOFs himself, and then to have been basically THE SOLE REASON Canada won that Canada Cup. 9 points in 3 games against the best team in the world (5 in just one game, which happened to be the "do or die" game of the series for his team). Wow.

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