Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Summit Series '72, Off to Sweden
Russian assistant coach Boris Kulagin said, "We never expected such a result." Defenceman Alexander Ragulin added, "We are all very surprised how the tournament has gone. The Canadian team is very good, but there have been others from Canada as good. I feel the team we played in the 1967 world championships was as good." Interestingly, Ragulin went on to say, "No, I'm not confident about victory in Moscow, and nobody on this team is. We'll say nothing until we've played all eight games."
The Russian squad flew from Vancouver to Montreal Friday night after Game 4, spent the day there Saturday, shopping and playing soccer to stay in shape. Team Canada will leave on Sept 12 for Stockholm before playing an intra-squad game and two against Team Sweden.