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03-02-2013, 08:54 AM
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Voted for Makarov.

Both are among my favourite players, but here I just have to prefer a guy who I think was more talented and versatile (offensively) and had way more of the 'wow factor'.
Personally I think that Bossy benefited more from Trottier than Makarov from Larionov. One can always argue that Makarov had the Soviet five men unit(s), but besides Trottier, Bossy also had brilliant players around him; Potvin, Gillies etc.; NY Islanders was a pretty good team, eh?! And I happen to believe that Makarov didn't need any particular player(s) to shine; he was a 1-on-1 wizard, brilliant passer and skater and deadly accurate shooter.

The edge in goal-scoring ability goes to Bossy, but other than that, it's Makarov for me.

PS. If I put a lot of weight to NHL careers, then it would be Bossy all the way of course.

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