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05-17-2013, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Bryanbryoil View Post
Having not seen the CCCP teams of the past I have heard that they used to not take a ton of shots and valued puck possession and high quality shots (correct me if I'm wrong). If this were the case and they took 15 high quality shots and 40 total were directed at net and scored say 7 goals while the opposition took 60 shots at the net while 40 were blocked and they were all perimeter shots and were shut out, does the stat reflect what was seen on the ice? While it's a good theory to think that the majority of the time was in the Russians end that might not be the case at all.
Having watched those teams, the puck was almost never in the Russian end. It was all about the five man unit and possession. It was beautiful to watch.

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