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11-19-2010, 09:26 PM
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Canada Cup 87 Now on DVD

Sorry I know I saw a thread with someone talking about this a while ago, but I looked and couldn't find it.

Anyways.. YES. The best news I've heard in a while, I just saw an ad on the NHL Network, it's a 6 DVD boxset available at HMV..

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Anyways, sorry I couldn't find the old thread but I wanted to share since people were hoping for one to come out.

http://www.hmv.ca/Products/Detail/594619.aspx

$50 Canadian.

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11-20-2010, 12:37 AM
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11-20-2010, 12:42 AM
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Can't wait to buy this.

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I'll definitely be picking this up.

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Game 2 remains the most exciting hockey I have ever witnessed.

EDIT:

Oooh....it is all nine games Canada played. Wow.

Here is the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Canada-Cup-198...0278223&sr=8-1


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Just ordered mine from Amazon. Came to $50 after tax. Can't wait!

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Just picked up my copy, it includes that old VHS movie, Mario, Mike & The Great Gretzky. That's pretty cool for them to include that, I have that on tape and it's a full length documentary about the tournament. Unreal package. Has all 9 Canada games.

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Just picked up my copy, it includes that old VHS movie, Mario, Mike & The Great Gretzky. That's pretty cool for them to include that, I have that on tape and it's a full length documentary about the tournament. Unreal package. Has all 9 Canada games.
That's awesome, hopefully my copy arrives soon. 9 games and a documentary on 6 discs featuring some of the best hockey played..ever, is a damn good deal for $50.

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Game 2 remains the most exciting hockey I have ever witnessed.

EDIT:

Oooh....it is all nine games Canada played. Wow.

Here is the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Canada-Cup-198...0278223&sr=8-1
You said it. Game #2, not even Game #3 with Mario scoring the legendary goal, was the best game I've ever seen as well.

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For those who own it, how is the quality? I have the older version with only the Finals on DVD, and the quality of those games were very poor. Hopefully this edition is much improved and not a direct rip of the older version.

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For those who own it, how is the quality? I have the older version with only the Finals on DVD, and the quality of those games were very poor. Hopefully this edition is much improved and not a direct rip of the older version.
It's as good as any other DVD of 1980's hockey. It looks fine to me.

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For those who own it, how is the quality? I have the older version with only the Finals on DVD, and the quality of those games were very poor. Hopefully this edition is much improved and not a direct rip of the older version.
It's as good as you can expect for a 23 year old TV broadcast. The Canada/Czech game was good quality (and a damn good game to watch!). I haven't watched all of Canada/Finland yet, but the first minute or two has a lot of noise.

Bob McKenzie does an intro of each game and an overall series intro. In the main intro he does say, there are issues with some of the broadcasts but bear with them and you'll see some of the best hockey ever played.

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About time! I've tried everything to find the 87 Canada Cup, all to no avail. The old set was discontinued years ago, and I tried finding even used ones on Ebay and had no luck. Now I can get all 9 Canada Games Even better.

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It's as good as you can expect for a 23 year old TV broadcast. The Canada/Czech game was good quality (and a damn good game to watch!). I haven't watched all of Canada/Finland yet, but the first minute or two has a lot of noise.

Bob McKenzie does an intro of each game and an overall series intro. In the main intro he does say, there are issues with some of the broadcasts but bear with them and you'll see some of the best hockey ever played.

Canada/Finland is terrible quality. I mean, it's viewable, but it's a huge drop-off from the Czech game.

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Lemieux - Messier - Gretzky
Coffey - Bourque

Has there ever been a PP as frightening as that? Holy lord..

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Lemieux - Messier - Gretzky
Coffey - Bourque

Has there ever been a PP as frightening as that? Holy lord..
Not in our dimension of this known universe, no. The way they through the puck around in game 2 of the finals was beyond ridiculous. They were almost too creative at times, especially in games 1 and 3. It was like nobody wanted to be the one to actually score.

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Just a question from a guy who was not alive yet at the time of this event: Why was Steve Yzerman not on this team?

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Just a question from a guy who was not alive yet at the time of this event: Why was Steve Yzerman not on this team?
Gretzky himself has quipped: You know you have a good, deep team when Steve Yzerman doesn't make the cut.

I'm paraphrasing, but I do recall him talking about it.

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Just a question from a guy who was not alive yet at the time of this event: Why was Steve Yzerman not on this team?
Cause at the time Dale Hawerchuk was better.

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One of the best teams ever assembled, and still, notable players left off:

Yzerman
MacInnis
Roy
Francis
Ciccarelli
Savard
Trottier
Bossy
Dione
Robitaille
Stevens
Wendel Clark

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Lemieux - Messier - Gretzky
Coffey - Bourque

Has there ever been a PP as frightening as that? Holy lord..
Not in our dimension of this known universe, no. The way they through the puck around in game 2 of the finals was beyond ridiculous. They were almost too creative at times, especially in games 1 and 3. It was like nobody wanted to be the one to actually score.
Did not the Soviets score three shorthanded goals against them?

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Did not the Soviets score three shorthanded goals against them?
I think they did; Svetlov in the round robin game, and Makarov and Krutov in the 1st and 2nd final, respectively. I don't remember who were on the ice for Canada during those goals, though.

Canada had a great power play in the tournament, in any case.

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One of the best teams ever assembled, and still, notable players left off:

Yzerman
MacInnis
Roy

Francis
Ciccarelli
Savard
Trottier
Bossy
Dione
Robitaille
Stevens
Wendel Clark
That's amazing.

Who was Fuhr's backup?

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Ron Hextall and Kelly Hrudey.

In retrospect, Hextall > Roy seems preposterous, but Hextall had just won the Vezina & Conn Smythe (beating Roy's Canadiens in the conference finals in the process), finished second for the Calder, and was first team all-star. That's as close to a no-brainer pick as you get. Plus he played for Keenan's Flyers.

I can't figure how Hrudey got there though.

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Ron Hextall and Kelly Hrudey.

In retrospect, Hextall > Roy seems preposterous, but Hextall had just won the Vezina & Conn Smythe (beating Roy's Canadiens in the conference finals in the process), finished second for the Calder, and was first team all-star. That's as close to a no-brainer pick as you get. Plus he played for Keenan's Flyers.

I can't figure how Hrudey got there though.
Patrick Roy in 86-87 wasn't yet the Patrick Roy of legend. He had the huge playoff run and a tandem Jennings win where Brian Hayward had better stats.

Hextall was Keenan's guy and coming off a monstrous season as you pointed out and Hrudey also was coming off a very strong playoff performance. And he was third string anyways..

As an aside Trottier, Bossy, Dionne, Billy Smith etc. were all well past their peak / chronically injured by that point.

Yzerman was on his way up but too one dimensional for a team that already had the firepower Canada had..


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