Alexei Morozov and Alexander Radulov
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12-09-2012, 01:08 PM
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The 1972 and 1974 Summit Series, the 1979 Challenge Cup, the 1976, 1981, 1984, 1987 and 1991 Canada Cups and approximately 100 exhibition games between Soviet and NHL clubs isn't enough of a sample?
What you say is true but the context of how those teams performed under the iron fist of the system gets underplayed a bit here too at times.
We saw how the big 5 fared in the NHL and the smallest guy, Larinov had the longest career so the wear and tear argument gets a bit overplayed at times, especially in the case of the two Dmen and Krutov who was less impressive than Morozov.
Morozov has a skill set that would have done quite well in the 80's or even before but in the clutch and grab era and coaching guys like him and Filatov can get lost in the system really quickly if they don't buy in.
I'm with Czech your Math on the bet of him making top 20 in scoring at some point, if he had stayed.
Morozov no doubt will be regarded in a lower light due in part to his larger and less impressive NHL career but the jury is still out on Rads.
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