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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Team Canada 72

I was discussing the NHL lock out situation at work the other day with one of my co-workers. He had been talking to the father of a young NHL star. Apparently, the players are ready to sit out and seems like the new year before the season starts.
Continuing the showing of the cards in this 1992 set.
# 70 Series Stars
P. Esposito/Yakushev

# 71 Series Stars

# 72 No Solitudes/The Telegrams
The Canadian flag and the fleur-de-lis, side by side

# 73 2-2/3-3
The score see saws back and forth.

# 74 Rod Gilbert
Gilbert was one of several big names to represent Canada in the nation's return to the world championships in 1977. The team would only finish fourth, however.

# 75 Yevgeny Mishakov
He and Rod Gilbert got in the tournament's only fight. In fact Mishakov, who had little choice but to drop the gloves when the usually mild-mannered Rod Gilbert began pummelling him, was recognized for sending a message to Canada by fighting back.

# 76 Ron Ellis
Ellis is director of public affairs for the Hockey Hall of Fame .

# 77  5-4/5-5 
The battle continues.

# 78 Different Games/Interlude
After the Cournoyer goal to tie it 5-5, the goal judge refused to put the goal light on despite the fact that it was signalled a goal on the ice. In response, Alan Eagleson (seated across the ice from the Team Canada bench) attempted to reach the timer's bench to protest, causing a ruckus in the crowd as he made his way to the timer's bench. As he was being subdued by the Soviet police, the Canadian players headed over and Peter Mahovlich jumped over the boards to confront police with his stick. Eagleson was freed and the coaches escorted him across the ice to the bench. In anger, he shoved his fist to the Soviet crowd, as a few other Canadian supporters also gave the finger to the Soviets.

# 79 Bill Goldsworthy
Bill Goldsworthy died in 1996 of complications from AIDS, the first professional hockey player publicly known to have the disease. He was diagnosed in November 1994, and told the St. Paul Pioneer Press in 1995 that his health problems stemmed from drinking and promiscuity

# 80 The Huddle/ 1:30 to go
Sinden noticed that the Soviets had changed their style, playing defence to protect the lead, rather than pressing. The Soviets were willing to accept the tie and win the series on goal differential. But Canada was going all out for the win.

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