Name past (and current) players who were better than their stats indicated
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03-02-2013, 08:27 AM
Join Date: Nov 2011
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Gilbert Perreault comes to mind. He looked like a player who could dominate, and did to some extent, but not like his French Canadian peers, Lafleur and Dionne.
Igor Larionov. His stats looked deflated in the NHL. He did not get here until he was 29 though and his role was a little different on NHL teams than when he played for Russia. Same with Makarov. I won't even get into Krutov.
Bob Pulford. Great skater who couldn't shoot.
Esa Tikannen. Great all around player who scored a few in the regular season, but had some huge games in the playoffs.
Tim Connolly. Great puck control and passer. Too bad he won't be remembered.
good call on lorionov and markarov. by the time they got over here they were in full "board play only when absolutely necessary" mode. but they were still in charge when on the ice.
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