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12-09-2012, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
Using examples like Morozov, I'm basically pointing at guys we know aren't that great in the NHL, but who still managed to dominate overseas in other leagues for extended periods of time.
The question has been answered several times. If Malkin, Datsyuk, Ovechkin, Kovalchuk etc all played in the RSL/KHL then you'd have a comparable to the Soviet league. They are the best Russian players just like Makarov, Krutov, Fetisov etc were the best Soviet players. No one believes Morozov is (or was) the best Russian player of his time.

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Originally Posted by Hardyvan123 View Post
NHL teams were playing exhibitions that didn't count in the standings in their long nHL seasons.
The exhibition games didn't count in the Soviet league standing either.

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