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12-08-2009, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Kyle McMahon View Post
From all I can gather, Kharlamov is considered the greatest Soviet hockey player by the Russians themselves. They should know a lot better than myself, so I'll take their word for it until I see a really convincing case for someone else. The fact that Tretiak's MVP voting record is so much better has made me think about moving him ahead, but as it stands I still have Kharlamov first.
If you go to Quebec, I'd sure you'd find Maurice Richard much higher than he belongs too.

Kharlamov has that "folk hero" type of hype, and that's why he's usually so over-rated. While he may be the best Russian forward, it's not clear-cut. Anatoly Firsov,
Boris Mikhailov, or Sergey Makarov could all make a reasonable claim to that title.

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