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02-03-2014, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by canuck2010 View Post
I can never let an opportunity go by without also pointing out that there were 3 other players who should have been on Canada's team in 72. Except for Eagleson, Gerry Cheevers, Bobby Hull and JC Tremblay would have also play.

The Soviets surprised Canada by being a lot better than anybody thought. Had Canada taken it more seriously and been in better physical and game shape with a full team it would have been a different story.
If Team Canada is in "game shape" to begin the series, and Hull and Tremblay are in the lineup, "it would have been a different story." Canada did win the series even without being as ready as the Soviets when the series began, and with a roster with some underwhelming selections.

Hull provided in 1974 an indication of what he might have done in 1972, were he in game shape to begin the series.

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