September 06, 2012

1972 Summit Series: Game 3: The Win That Got Away

One of Canada's top players was deliberately left off the Team Canada roster for the 1972 Summit Series. Bobby Hull had jumped to the World Hockey Association, and the NHL decided not to include him on Team Canada.


So Hull was forced to watch in the stands in his new hometown of Winnipeg on September the 6th, 1972. He, like the rest of Canada, wondered which Team Canada would show up: The one that bombed in Montreal, or dominated in Toronto?

The answer was both. Canada probably should have won the game, but they blew two two-goal leads during this game. It became obvious that this team was not yet in good enough condition or playing as a cohesive unit.

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