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Robotic 09-23-2012 12:41 AM

Ilya Nikulin - All time Russian D
Where would you rank Ilya Nikulin all time on Russian defensemen? He is the best of his generation.

Zine 09-23-2012 09:09 AM

Excluding young guys who haven't reached potential, Nikulin is probably the best since Markov.
He's a really good player, but I think that says more about a lack of Russian D development than how great Nikulin is.

IHaveNoCreativity 10-29-2012 02:44 PM

Why is it that he never came over ?

Peter25 12-16-2012 09:56 AM


Originally Posted by IHaveNoCreativity (Post 55375805)
Why is it that he never came over ?

Because he loves it in Kazan.

As for Nikulin's ranking in all time Russian defensemen I would say he is somewhere in top 30-40

Top 10: Fetisov, Kasatonov, Vasilyev, Tsygankov, Ragulin, Kuzkin, Luchenko, Bilyaletdinov, Zubov, Lyapkin

Top 11-20: Pervukhin, Babinov, Sologubov, Konstantinov, Malakhov, Starikov, Davydov, Gonchar, Gusarov, Gusev

Top 21-30: Kravchuk, D.Mironov, B.Mironov, Zhitnik, Y.Fedorov, N.Makarov, Stelnov, Tatarinov, Shiryayev, A.Markov

Top 31-40: Nikulin, Tyutin, S.Gimayev, Byakin, Yushkevich, Romishevsky, Paladyev, Karpovtsev, Kalinin, Tregubov

kiluj 12-19-2012 08:49 AM

I don't know about all-time, but he is our best d-man for maybe 5-6 years.) 3 times World champion, 2 times KHL champion, 2 times Russian league champion.

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