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05-27-2011, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by VanIslander View Post
For one, look at what overpass compiled in the bio link on the first post. Coaches and teammates have praised his careful, smart play. I recall he was kind of boring to watch because he would pass up ice instead of carry the puck out, stickhandle and position himself defensively rather than go for the big hit. If you have anything on him being at all erratic please spill it. He and Foote combined to ice the NHL's most PK ice time one season: in 1998, Gusarov and Foote as a tandem led the NHL in shorthanded time with almost 4 minutes-per-game average each (as per pnep stats)

Here's one more piece:

The Triple Gold club member had demonstrated offensive flair early in his career, and wise, defensive play later on. He played on the top Soviet national team from 1984-1991 incl. Canada Cups ('84, '87, '91), is 9th all-time in games played on Soviet national team with 186 games (18 goals), a multiple world championship winner (1986, '88, '90), Olympic Gold medalist (1988) and Stanley Cup champion (1996).

He is a clear notch or two better than a Wade Redden in an all-time context.
I might actually be thinking of Alexei Gusev. All the Russian names sound the same to me.

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