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10-25-2012, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Theokritos View Post
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?
Seems reasonable to me. I realize that Russian hockey declined after the fall of the USSR, but look at how many fewer Russians there are than Canadians in the NHL now that it's more or less integrated.

I do think Makarov is way too low, however.

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