Would you like to see a new Summit Series? Wed, March 28, 2007
OTTAWA (CP) - Legendary Russian goaltender Vladislav Tretiak is spearheading a proposal to stage a repeat of hockey's 1972 Summit Series between Canada and Russia.
Tretiak says he has the support of both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Stephen Harper for the series to take place in August.
Hockey Canada also likes the idea but Tretiak says a dispute between the Russian Ice Hockey Federation and the National Hockey League over player contracts needs to be resolved before negotiations can proceed further.
The 35th anniversary series would follow the format of the original thriller, going eight games, with four in Canada and four in Russia.