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07-11-2012, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by VMBM View Post
Fetisov at #6 is an interesting choice. Don't get me wrong, I probably have him #1 Soviet hockey player all-time, but I don't know if he was among the most skilled (talking about dangling, speed, stickhandling etc.).

I like Krutov on the list, even though I bet many have an image of a 'power forward' in their head, when thinking of him. Anyway, great hands, great speed, great 1-on-1 ability.
You wouldn't think a defenseman would normally fall within that group, but I included him because I thought he was a special case. I have a lot of video of him that shows an unusual ability to stickhandle and control the puck while skating at top speed. I realize that his choice is debatable

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