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03-04-2010, 11:59 PM
Join Date: Sep 2008
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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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