September 09, 2012
Summit Series Heroes: Frank Mahovlich
Mahovlich's only goal was an extremely important insurance goal in game 2, coming just 2 minutes after his brother scored in spectacular fashion to give Canada the lead.
Mahovlich was portrayed in the media as being one of the most paranoid Canadians in Moscow during the series. There were stories about how he was spooked to see military men with machine guns as he initially got off of the airplane. When he got to his hotel room he supposedly ripped the room apart searching for bugs. There was even one story - which seems to get bigger and crazier with every year that passes - about how some of the players found some screws in the floor and began unscrewing them as they were certain they had found a KGB bug. It turned out, as the story goes, to be a chandelier in a large room on the floor below.
Despite being tagged as the paranoid guy on the team, Frank Mahovlich insists he was no more uneasy than anyone else on the team and that these media reports back home were absurd and over exaggerated.