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03-05-2010, 12:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Gustafsson View Post

How's this for a cool avatar!

Yep. As a fan of CCCP hockey, I hated Jiri Holecek - as well as Martinec and Hlinka - as a kid, but now they all are among my favourite players.

Here is also a very cool photo IMO:

That's Vlad Martinec scoring on Pelle Lindbergh at the 1979 World Championships (I think he scored a hat-trick in that game). An Old Fox schooling a Young Pup!

Damn, I want to read Mikhailov's book too!

There are a few biographies by ex-Soviet stars that have been also translated into Finnish [that I've read]: Valeri Kharlamov's and Vladislav Tretiak's (both written around 1978) and Igor Larionov's. I've also read Viktor Tikhonov's book (interesting stories/opinions on 1979 Challenge Cup [me and Jursinov fooled Bowman, hihihi!!!!], Green Unit and Mikhailov, Petrov and Kharlamov).

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