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Book Excerpt: Gretzky to Lemieux, The Story of the 1987 Canada Cup

Updated: October 21, 2007, 10:50 PM ET
By Ed Willes | Special to ESPN.com

[Editor's note: The 1987 Canada Cup is considered by many to be one of the best events in hockey history. As Russian players were still unable to pursue NHL careers, Team Canada hosted then-USSR in a three-game finals series, which Canada went on to win. A big highlight for fans was to finally see Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky play on the same team. At the time, The Great One had already won three Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers, while Lemieux, just 21, was still trying to play to his ...

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