Re-live the greatest hockey tournament of a generation - some would say, in history! This amazing DVD set features nine complete, original game broadcasts from Canada Cup 1987, the six-team international tournament that culminated in the legendary Canada vs. Soviet Union 3-game final. With big hits, huge saves, and a speed of play that hasn't been seen since, you will see some of hockey's all-time greatest Hall of Fame legends compete for world supremacy in arenas across North America. After all was said and done, despite three breathtaking 6-5 overtime games, we all know who reigned supreme. "Gretzky...to Lemieux...HE SCORES! Canada wins the Canada Cup!"
The six discs feature near-complete original CTV game broadcasts from the legendary duo of Dan Kelly and Ron Reusch (minus commercials and intermissions) of each of Team Canada's games - preliminary-round matches against Czechoslovakia, Finland, USA, Sweden and the Soviet Union; the semifinal victory over the Czechs; and all three games of the Finals against the Russians. These rare historical broadcasts from Canadian television will bring you back to a golden age of up-tempo high-skill hockey, when superstars went head-to-head to see who would rise to the greatest glory in the end. In the legendary Finals, Game 1 (Montreal Forum, September 11, 1987) ended in a 6-5 Soviet overtime win thanks to Alexander Semak's wicked wrister past Grant Fuhr. Game 2 (Copps Coliseum, September 13, 1987) saw plenty of chances for the Soviets to seal the series, only to have it slip away when Lemieux scored on a goalmouth pass from Gretzky in the 2nd OT period for a 6-5 Canada victory. Game 3 (Copps Coliseum, September 15, 1987) was the ultimate in hockey drama - back-and-forth scoring, amazing passion, blazing speed, and, in the end, one of the most famous goals in history - Lemieux taking a back-pass from Gretzky on an end-to-end rush, and burying a slapshot past Sergei Mylnikov to win the tournament for Canada!
The DVD set is chock full of bonus features, including: game introductions from TSN's Bob McKenzie; "Gretzky-to-Lemieux" from the Legends of Hockey documentary series; final game 3rd-period commentary from referee Don Koharski; the long-lost 80-minute behind-the-scenes documentary "Mario, Mike and The Great Gretzky"; and a compilation of intermission interviews with studio host Dan Matheson, featuring Gretzky, Messier, Keenan and Lemieux.
With priceless action that also includes Russian legends Vyacheslav Bykov, Viacheslav Fetisov, Yuri Khmylev, Andrei Khomutov, Andrei Lomakin, Sergei Priakhin, Anatoli Semenov, Igor Stelnov, Valeri Kamensky, Vladimir Krutov, Igor Larionov, and Sergei Makarov, and Canadian superstars Glenn Anderson, Ray Bourque, Paul Coffey, Mike Gartner, Doug Gilmour, Michel Goulet, Dale Hawerchuk, Mark Messier, Larry Murphy, Brian Propp, and Rick Tocchet, this is an absolute must for the collection of any true hockey fan! Most of this action hasn't been seen in nearly 25 years - re-live the excitement, own it for all-time!
Publisher: Video Service Corp., released November 2010
Size: Over 20 Hours of Original Broadcasts on 6 DVDs
Condition: Brand New, Factory-Sealed
Price: $64.95 USD
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Canada Cup 1987 6-DVD Box Set - VSC 2010