Rebuild Team Canada in the 1981 Canada Cup
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02-07-2014, 12:41 PM
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In that case, why didn't Dionne play in game 3 and Clarke did?
I agree that the Clarke of 1981 wouldn't have made the 1981 CC team any stronger.
Probably because Clarke still had that reputation as a top-end player. Can't say I felt the same. I was never a big fan of his stickwork, lack of respect towards others, willingness to hurt guys or how he seemed to stir up trouble then skate away while the bullies rushed in to take care of business. Great playmaker and passer, but a very dirty player.
He looked a step behind all 3 games against the Soviets, yet, funny though if Clarke had sat and Dionne had played and the team had lost 6-0 then many would have pointed to that as part of the reason.
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