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12-13-2009, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Dreakmur View Post
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.
Disagree on Mikhailov. I think that Kharlamov was pretty clearly the best forward of his era, which would put him over Mikhailov.

Kharlamov, Firsov, and Makarov are the only forwards to have a case as the top Soviet forward. But everyone who watched them play extensively seems to agree that Kharlamov was #1, so I have to go with that.

And do all Canadiens fans like Maurice Richard as the best Canadien? I definitely think that some like Beliveau or Harvey, no? I mean, the young ones would pick Richard, but what of those who watched all 3?

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