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10-25-2012, 06:21 PM
Dennis Bonvie
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Originally Posted by Sentinel View Post
I consider Makarov to be the greatest Russian player of all time.

"Greater than the sum of its parts" is a popular argument, but it's far from being the proper justification for only 5 Russians being on the list. I don't care if Tikhonov was the greatest coach of all time (which he wasn't): with a team of nobodies he had no prayer of defeating Canada's superstars, like Gretzky, Bossy, etc. Makarov should be in the Top 10.
So which Russians would you have placed on the top 70 list?

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