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10-25-2012, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
I do think Makarov is way too low, however.
Agreed, Top 40 for sure. Andy Bathgate, Frank Mahovlich, Bernie great as they were: if you don't give international hockey next to no credit they don't rank higher than Makarov. I also think Fetisov should be in the Top 30, in front of Robinson and closer to the Kelly/Lidström/Potvin group. Hell, people who had seen Potvin described early-1980s Fetisov as the best defender since...not Potvin, but Bobby Orr! Given that many people think Potvin had a better peak than Bourque and Lidström, wouldn't that make peak Fetisov the second best defender post-1967 after Orr and before Potvin, Bourque, Lidström?

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