When the Soviets agreed to face off against Canada in the 1972 Summit Series, they were gravely concerned about the goaltending they would face. The Russians were surprised not to see Seth Martin playing for Canada.
Seth Martin of Trail Smoke Eaters fame established himself as face of Canadian goaltending over in Europe during the 1960s. Much of Europe, and in particularly Russia, were enamoured with his abilities. Yet back in Canada he remained largely unknown.
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