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For some perspective..

January 05, 2024 09:38AM
There used to be the Canada Cup series that occurred in September every 3 or 4 years . It was a tournament that happened, not surprisingly, in Canada and involved all the best hockey nations. At that time professionals were not allowed to play in the Olympics, so the Canada Cup was important to hockey-mad Canadians because it was the only time that our best players could truly compete against the best from other strong hockey nations like the USSR, Sweden, Czechoslovakia and Finland. The Americans also played but hadn’t yet developed into a hockey power. Canadians had no expectations when it came to Olympic Hockey so we eagerly anticipated the Canada Cup. It was always in different cities in Canada and on the smaller ice surfaces of NHL rinks, so Team Canada had a distinct advantage over the European teams who played on larger ice surfaces. A year after the Miracle on Ice Olympics in Lake Placid, a Team Canada roster that included superstars like Wayne Gretzky, Mike Bossy, Guy LaFleur, Ray Borque, Dennis Potvin and Larry Robinson, lost 8-1 to the USSR in the Canada Cup title game. The fact that a team USA roster full of NCAA level players could even compete with the Soviets, let alone beat them on an Olympic sized sheet of ice is absurd. A true miracle indeed.



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  Wife and I watched "Miracle" AGAIN! Probably our 6-7th time??

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  Re: Wife and I watched "Miracle" AGAIN! Probably our 6-7th time??

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  Time erases all.....

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  Yes, that was great... but my favorite line

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  I thought about that as I watched.

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  Yes, Cox....

JamesJM35January 04, 2024 12:19PM

  For some perspective..

canadaram36January 05, 2024 09:38AM

  Sorry for repeating this....

JamesJM26January 05, 2024 10:27AM

  I don’t recall seeing that story from you before.

canadaram31January 05, 2024 12:56PM

  Canada Cup

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  1987 was crazy.

canadaram19January 05, 2024 03:19PM

  when I think of Soviet-Canada hockey........

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  Re: when I think of Soviet-Canada hockey........

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  Re: when I think of Soviet-Canada hockey........

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  Interesting time of these Hockey posts....

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  Re: when I think of Soviet-Canada hockey........

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  I would agree with that....

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  Re: I would agree with that....

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  Re: when I think of Soviet-Canada hockey........

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  Baseball

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  I was 4 years old during the Summit Series

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  Re: Wife and I watched "Miracle" AGAIN! Probably our 6-7th time??

IowaRam20February 07, 2024 03:12PM

  LOL AWESOME!! Wife and I just watched. We LOVE this! nm

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