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12-07-2012, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by MastuhNinks View Post
I'm more wondering where the Malkins and Ovechkins of the World could rank among all Russian hockey players, not just NHLers. Was there a given stretch of time where you could say a Russian hockey player was the best in the World? Or even top 3 like Malkin and Ovechkin have arguably been throughout their careers? I know Fedorov and maybe Bure have had claims to that title in individual years, but I'm more talking about a couple year stretch
OV is about the only one, from 07/08-09/10 and even then he's dealing with Crosby as a 1a, 1b kinda thing.
The only other time where's there's a window is the late 70's.
Was there a Russian that could be considered the best in the world for multiple years between 1976 and 1980?
Kharlamov maybe but is he really ahead of the likes of Lafleur, Dionne, Bossy or Trottier for 3 years straight?

I hope I don't have to go into detail why the '69-'75 and '80-'01 time frames are off the table

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