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08-09-2012, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Czech Your Math View Post
I know it's difficult to speculate, but I wouldn't use an occasional international tournament (nor the KHL) as the main basis of comparison.

Radulov scored 58 points at age 21 in 2008 and was particularly good at ES with 22 ESG. That stacks up pretty well to seasons at similar ages from some very good (not great) young players. After he left the NHL, he went from 48 points in his first KHL season to 63 and then 80, so he definitely seems to have improved his playmaking while maintaining his goal-scoring.
But I think their performances in best-on-best tournaments is a good proxy for the overall quality of the league. It's clear as day to me that the pace and quality of hockey in the KHL is closer to that of the AHL than the NHL.

The OP should be comparing Kharlamov and Makarov to Fedorov and Ovechkin he wanted to make a point, not to schlubs like Radulov and Morozov

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