Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Canadian juniors crush the bear

In an 8 game series marking the 35th anniversary of the famed 1972 Canada-USSR Summit Series, Canadian juniors finished destroying the Russians with a 6-1 victory on the weekend to finish the Super Series with a 7-0-1 record. ''We just wanted to win the series so bad and honour the '72 guys that won,'' said Legein, who plays for Mississauga of the OHL and is a 2007 draft pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets. ''That's how we played out there. We weren't going to let them beat us in any aspect. We were down a couple of times (2-0 in both the first game and in a 4-4 tie Friday in Red Deer) so I think it was just our heart that made the difference.''

Unlike the original series which was close and competitive, this one lacked heart, passion and enthusiasm from the Russians. Just like a night in the sack with Maria Sharapova.

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