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08-16-2012, 12:07 PM
NYR Sting
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Many years ago, I attended an event featuring a lot of Russian players, among them Igor Larionov and Slava Fetisov. I consider both to be among the most intelligent players to ever play the game. One of them (I spoke briefly with both, and the event was so long ago I can't remember which one said this specifically) mentioned to me that he believed Kovalev had the potential to be the greatest Russian player of all-time.

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