Thats just not true, I dont mind saying Canada played dirty but I hate when people play innocent Russian card like this. Canada came out playing hard, physical hockey, but not terribly dirty. The Russians responded with dirty play because they didnt know how to answer it. How can you act like that was the worst thing of the series when Mikhailov kicked Bergman twice until he was bleeding?
If politics mattered so much, maybe Canada should have declared war on the Soviets................oh wait
I understand it was a tense series. Hell, it was probably the most tense series in hockey history. But the Soviets only started doing dirty s*** when the Canadians did it first. They came into the series just wanting to play a clean game, and weren't used to the rough stuff. I don't think the Soviets knew how to respond properly to that type of hockey, so they did crazy stuff after whistles, instead of dropping the gloves.
At the same time, I don't think the Soviets ever sent a player out there to deliberately injure someone. It was a pathetic move by Clarke and the coach.
Canada played it dirty but the Soviets werent a bunch of cupcakes
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