http://metallurg.ru/news/12150/ The killer of the last "Soviet Machine" is on the ice again. ...After the ending of the 1st leg teams will move to the hockey rinks of NA and together with them the referees. And possibly that already in quarterfinal team Russia will meet with evil genius of last great USSR team of 1987 Canada Cup - Don Koharsky. Let's remember, Koharsky was refereeing 1st and 3rd games of legendary final of Canada Cup 1987. In spite of Koharsky's tryings Soviet team won 1st game 6-5. In the 2nd game, that was refereed by Paul Stewart, Tikhnov's team was seriously hammered in refereeing. That time it was seriously noticeably that Soviets and Canadians are judged by different rules. The team of "Maple Leaf" won with 6-5 score, and the teams were expecting for the 3rd game. And here it happened that all cavils of Stewart were the model of objective refereeing comparing to what Koharsky made with Soviet team. In spite of poor refereeing Soviets took a lead 3-0, and here Koharsky started to "work" in full power. Different tricks were used in order to break Soviet team: stick measurings, evidently farfetched penalties because of "too many players" (while canadians at times had 8 players on the ice simultaneously), referee's whistles were almost about every falling of canadian players. At the same time canadians were doing everything they wanted - toppling Soviets and didn't self-consciousing in methods. With the help of the referee canadians tied the score 5-5 and then the referee didn't count the goal scored by Alexei Kasatonov. Later Mario Lemieux made the score 6-5 and to all appearances with violation of rules. Dale Huwerchuk roughly attacked Vyacheslav Bykov who tried to hamper to Lemieux. Also earlier when Waine Gretzky made an assist to Lemieux, "Super-Mario" was in situation strongly looked ass off-side. However, in determination of off-side Koharsky's responsiblity should be shared with Soviet linesman Mikhail Galinivsky, who scrupled to stop the game. But the main "killer" of the Soviet team everybody considered Koharsky. Later the assistent of Tikhonov and Urzinov departed Igor Dmitriev wanted very much to talk with misadventuring canadian eye to eye. Soviet gazetts were writing that Koharsky is a descendant of ukranian immigrants-banderovs and thus has the a grudge against Soviet Union and his representatives - Soviet hockey players. And now Koharsky 17 years after again will refereeing matches of the World Cup. There's life in the old dog yet! So the Belilatdinov's team should wait next intrigues from referee-banderovets.