Was Viktor Tikhonov a great coach in your mind? Never mind whether he was a popular one or not cause the answer is no, but was he great in your minds? He coached the Russians in the '76 Canada Cup, '81, '84 and '87. Not sure if he was there in '91 or not. In '81 they trashed Canada and in '84 and '87 they were both times an OT goal away from winning the Cup (they'd have killed Sweden in the finals in '84). Not to mention the '79 Challenge Cup. So was he great or not? Or was his style too much of a tyrant, or did it work?