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10-28-2012, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Sentinel View Post

I believe the following players squarely belong on the Top 70 list:

Makarov (in the Top 10, the best player Russia ever produced)
Fedorov
Fetisov
Malkin
Datsyuk (personal stats be damned, just look at him when he's on the ice)
Kharlamov
Tretiak
Bure
Larionov (I value longevity, versatility, and hockey sense)
Mikhailov
I'm having a hard time seeing Larionov in a top 70. Players like Alex Delvecchio, Dave Keon, and Ron Francis didn't make the list despite having tons of longevity, versatility, and hockey sense.

Malkin and Datsyuk may deserve to make the top 70 when their careers are over. Let's wait and see where they end up and gain a bit of perspective. In any case you couldn't have expected them to place on a 2009 list.

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