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08-03-2011, 11:09 AM
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D Sergei Starikov

Originally Posted by Sports Illustrated
The areas the Soviets have particularly-worked to improve since 1972 are face-offs and getting their defensemen to play more offensively. Soviet defensemen no longer hesitate to shoot from the blue line. At the same time, they also are tougher around their own net; in this series NHL forwards will not be able to set up light housekeeping in front of Tretiak the way Phil Esposito did in 1972. This new breed of defenseman is best represented by 20-year-old Sergei Starikov, captain of last year's world champion Soviet Junior Selects. Starikov is fast, a punishing checker, and moves the puck out of his own zone well. He is the Soviet Larry Robinson.
link to VI's profile of him in the 2010 AAA draft:

Team USSR: 186 Games Played, 13G
Soviet League Play: 510 Games Played, 58G, 86A, 144PTS, 218PIMS
Olympic Games: 19 Games Played, 2G, 9A, 11PTS, 6PIMS
7 points in 7 games with the Soviet team in the 1980 Olympics
Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Silver Medalist
3 Assists in 6 Games in the 1984 Canada Cup


D Igor Stelnov

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The former defenceman won nine Soviet championships and eight European Cups with CSKA Moscow before he finished his career with seasons at Khimik Voskresensk, Rögle (Sweden), Asiago (Italy) and again CSKA until 1998.

He won the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Winter Games with the Soviet Union, the 1986 World Championship and silver at the 1987 World Championship. He also participated in two Canada Cups.
Team USSR: 153 Games Played, 13 Goals
Soviet/RSL League Play: 364 Games Played, 19G, 26A, 55PTS, 178PIMs
Olympic Games: 14 Games Played, 1G, 3A, 4PTS, 13PIMs
1987 Canada Cup: 8 Games, 1G, 4A, 5PTS, 6PIMs

link to VI's profile of him from the 2010 AAA draft:

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