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03-13-2011, 02:35 PM
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...Ivan Tregubov was the long-time defensive partner with Nikolai Sologubov. They had excellent coordination and understanding with each other. They supplemented each other very well on the ice and they were considered to be perfect defensive partners. Ivan Tregubov was a very strong player with endless endurance & stamina. He had extreme dedication and absolutely hated to lose. Although he was a very similar to Nikolai Sologubov in certain aspects of the game, he was more inclined to be a defensive defensemen. At times he would join the offensive attack, but he never skated too deep into the opposition's zone and always kept himself in good position. He had a powerful slapshot from the point that other teams goaltender's absolutely feared. Tregubov was also known to get ruthless with opponents when he had to but was not by any means considered a dirty player. His brilliant skating,position play,passing, and excellent stickhandling allowed him to gain advantage over opponents even without physical play. He was voted best defensemen at the 1958 & 1961 World Championships.

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