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08-08-2009, 04:09 AM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
Someone I know is putting together a detailed study that Makarov is actually better than Kharlamov. I'm all ears, because based on the empirical data, like points finishes, all-stars, mvp voting, and international play, Makarov appears to have a major edge.
That's what my eyes tell me too; I think he was a little bit better. It'll never be the universal truth, but at least it would be nice to be able to make such an argument without getting ridiculed.

As far as individual skills go, I'd give Makarov the edge in skating, 1-on-1 skills and goal-scoring. This is based on 30 games or so that I've seen. Then again, I'm no hockey analyst or haven't really 'studied' it, so it would be interesting to see what a more of an expert is going to say.

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