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10-25-2012, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Stansfield View Post
I can see that. But you'd think the second greatest hockey nation would have more than 5 top 70 players, no?
60 Canadians, 10 Europeans - yes, it makes you wonder.

The 5 Russians included in the list all peaked in the 1970s and 1980s. The question is: should there be more Russians from the same era or should there be some from the earlier and later times? For the earlier guys, it's very difficult to compare them with the NHLers of their time. For the later guys, some surely were Top 70 material (Pavel Bure, Sergei Fyodorov) but they didn't have ideal careers.
That leaves us with the contemporaries of the 5 Russians already in the list. All of them were born between 1944 and 1958. From the 60 Canadians on the list, 9 were born in the same time frame. 9 Canadians vs 5 Russians. Enough? Not enough?

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