Twenty years of Soviet Hockey: 1962 - 1982
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10-25-2008, 12:23 PM
I voted for Kodos
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: West Egg, New York
Notes and comments on Mikhailov's career:
- there is considerable misinformation on the internet regarding Boris Mikhailov's Soviet League career. I've seen him listed as winning the Soviet League scoring title three times. According to my research, he never did. However, I believe his ten top-5 scoring finishes speak for themselves.
- Mikhailov's MVP voting finishes are very impressive. Two wins and eight top-5 finishes in an era of strong competition is something to consider. There is a strong argument that Mikhailov's Soviet League career is actually superior to Kharlamov's, whose profile we will see later (I'm doing them chronologically by birth year).
- Boris' international career is surprisingly limited. He won Best Forward and all-star honors at the World Championships twice and was a top-5 scorer quite a few times, but he received only the two all-star nods, and was a disappointing Olympian. His MVP award at the 1979 Challenge Cup is, however, a plus.
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