Europeans break through leadership barrier
We couldn't pronounce their names. That was for sure.
Solodukhin and Tsygankov and Lutchenko and on it went.
So there were the names, and there was so much more about the Soviet Union's national hockey team that seemed strange and unfamiliar when it traveled to North America in August 1972 for what would become the famous Summit Series with Team Canada.
The Canadians, from players to fans, were cocky and overconfident, so it was easy to chuckle when the Soviet ...
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