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It’s Over

from Grant Kerr of the Globe and Mail,

The Summit Series of 1972 it wasn’t because this event was decided in five games, not eight. Nevertheless, it had a lasting impression on the likes of Sam Gagner, the 18-year-old centreman with a flair for brilliance.

Gagner was one of many teenagers who proved to be every bit as talented as their Russian counterparts, especially when Canada won the first six games of the midsummer night’s dream matchup.

“The entire experience lived up to expectations,” Gagner said last night before accepting the most valuable player award for the tournament. “We had a lot of fun, and for me to play again for my country was something special.”

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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