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02-20-2013, 07:40 AM
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Mr Kanadensisk
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Originally Posted by Zine View Post
We've been through this a million times.
Soviets and Canadians never played under equivalent conditions in the NHL. That's why a guy like Jimmy Carson was a better NHLer than both Krutov and Makarov, but in no universe was he ever a better hockey player.

But, hey, if it fits your NA-centic agenda, Jimmy Carson>>>KLM!
There is a good chance Krutov and Makarov would have been great NHLers if they had played here in their primes. For example there are many players who right now are better than Jagr, but that doesn't mean they will have careers anywhere close to his.

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