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Monday, December 31, 2007

1975 red army at habs New Year's Eve

32 years ago today on New Year's Eve 1975, the Red Army was scheduled to play the Montreal Canadiens. The Red Army was the most dominant team in the Soviet League and the Canadiens were usually the best team in the NHL — both teams went on to win their respective team championships later that year. The game was billed in North America as the de facto world professional championships. The game resulted in a 3-3 tie in a contest that is widely regarded as one of the greatest games ever to have taken place. The Habs dominated the Russians, but a poor performance by Dryden (Whom my Dad thought was totally overrated) and a great performance by Tretiak (Whom was selected by the Habs in the 1983-84 NHL Entry Draft, but was denied playing in the NHL by the Russians) , ruined what should have been an easy win by the Habs.If not for Tretiak, this game was a rout.

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