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12-10-2012, 01:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
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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