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Turns out Paul Henderson hasn’t accepted an invite to play a hockey game in Red Square

Jan 26, 2012, 12:58 PM EDT

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And this is why we were skeptical about whether an exhibition game commemorating the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series between Canada and the Soviet Union would be played in Moscow’s Red Square on Feb. 26:

Canada’s Paul Henderson, the hero of the series, denies he’s accepted an invite to the game, as was reported by RIA Novosti.

“I haven’t talked to a soul, no one at all,” Henderson told the Canadian Press. “In fact, I’m going to be down in the Caribbean on holidays.”

He added: “No, I’m not going. There’s no interest whatsoever.”

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 26, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    I blame PHT for this one. “I’m also a little worried it’s a Russian trap, i.e. Paul Henderson has gone missing in Moscow. Police have no clue as to his whereabouts.” You guys scared him off.

  2. streetskater1989 - Jan 26, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    There still has to be a lot of bad blood between these two teams

  3. rinkburgers - Jan 26, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    They should replay the 1987 game between the Canada and Russian junior teams. The one that ended in a brawl…

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