As a Canadian, I take no pride in the '72 series, which was won only by cheating & headhunting (re: Clarke v. Kharlamov). It's forever tainted. A win on paper only. The Russians were the better team by far.
Perhaps you should watch it again, and see how cheating went both ways! You are mentioning one incident out of 8 games.
Bottom line is we pulled it off when we had to, being down and going into their Country to win it. This makes Canada the better team by far.
I'm very proud how Canada accomplished what they did!
Originally Posted by Peter25
Yes, you cheated. The 1987 Canada Cup "victory" was not legitimate because it was a result of cheating.
Just so you know, watch the '87 documentary and at approx. 30 minutes into it, they mention the Russians actually asked for the Canadain Referee Korharsky in the Finals.