Evaluating the place in history of current Russian NHLers...
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12-10-2012, 02:43 AM
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What we don't know is how Makarov would have fared outside of the KLM line.
How dominant is he if he doesn't have those two
? Now, I think we saw enough of him to know the guy was a dominant player in his own right, no question.
Between 1978 and 1981, young Makarov played with other players - mostly on the 3rd line with the Golikov brothers from Moscow Dynamo - and I'd say he was pretty darn dominant (1979 WC, Challenge Cup, 1980 Olympics etc.). I don't think Canada Cup with other players would have been any different.
Makarov wasn't dependent on anyone, certainly not more so than Bossy. He could always create his own scoring chances...
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