Evaluating the place in history of current Russian NHLers...
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12-09-2012, 02:07 AM
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Makarov was 31 when he made his NHL debut. The real question is what does a 25 year old Makarov pull with several years NHL experience. Does he flirt with 150 if he has a capable Centre?
Or if he shoots more. For such a dynamic player he sure didn't shoot as much in the NHL than in his Soviet days.
He had only 610 shots in 424 NHL games which always seemed very weird to me.
His playoff shooting line is even more weird.
At age 35, reunited with Larinov he takes his season best 155 SOG and in the playoffs takes 26 SOG in 14 games ans scores 8 goals.
In his other playoff games he scores 4 goals on 15 shots in 20 GP.
IMO, with the right center and mindset he could ahve been easily the 2nd best player in his prime in the world during the 80's behind Wayne and his international play already hints at this.
Malkin probably has the best bet of current guys to be ranked the highest, although Dats has has his moments, his excellent 2 way play gets lost in the shuffle sometimes to dominating scoring stats that other guys have.
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