Inspirational Value

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  1. hockeyprincess

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    If you look at the life stories of the players involved, which tournament was most inspirational:

    - 1972 Canada/Russia Summit Series
    - 2002 Canadian Olympic gold medal win
    - 2006 Canadian World Junior team gold medal
     
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    I think the 72' Summit Series easily. Canada was supposed to dominate against the Soviets. They were out of shape and needed to win three of the last four games in Moscow. Game six the refs, especially Kampala were an absolute joke. When the players were in their hotel rooms the phones would ring during the night. The Soviets tried everything to win the series but they didn't.

    Game 8 IMO is the greatest game ever played. To come back down 5-3 in the third period against what some people say is one of the greatest goalies ever is amazing. The Soviets had Kampala reffing the game and if it wasn't for Parise almost trying to take his head off with his stick he probably would have done the same thing he did in Game 6. You couldn't write a better story than the Summit Series.

    The five straight Gold medal victories in the 90's for Canada should be mentioned as well. They went something like 26 games without losing. To do that at that tournament will probably never be duplicated.
     
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