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02-13-2011, 08:57 PM
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soviet league stats are sparse, but it's easy to assume that whoever their best puckmover was, he was on the national team. With 41 points in 108 games, Ragulin easily put up the most points internationally for the Soviets in the space of his career and the five years before and after it. Per-game, one guy had a higher rate but it was in less than half as many games and mostly against weaker, earlier competition. One other guy also did, but in even fewer games, and he played "halfback" internationally in the Soviets' unique system (and won best forward in one tournament as a result) so he doesn't really count.

Ragulin also tied for the most points among defensemen at three international tournaments; in the last of which, that tie was with Carl Brewer.

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