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10-24-2012, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Sentinel View Post
12 months a year? I say it was all 15! Oh, and apparently teams like Dynamo, Khimik, and Krylia Sovetov, that did fairly well against NHL teams at different times, counted for nothing.

What keeps on bothering me is that, in spite of decent success of Soviet teams (NT and clubs) against Canada and NHL teams, individual talents of the Soviet players are often belittled or even ignored. This defies logic. Soviet teams either barely lose to Canada (72, 87) or even beat them (74, 79, 81), and yet how many Soviet players do we find in the Top 100?
I agree with your point on the lack of Russian recognition. But some of it has to do the the lack of Russian career longevity.

Kharlemov died young, Fetisov, Kasatonov, Makarov, Kamensky and Krutov all had an underwhelming and/or short NHL careers.

Plus hfboards is an English language based site so obviously Russian/European members are in the minority. And the top 70 list is still excellent even if it does short-change non-NHL players a bit.

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