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03-28-2013, 06:47 AM
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When vs Why

Originally Posted by Sentinel View Post
A good point. And Larionov's NHL career was definitely better than Makarov's (even though the only individual award between them, Calder, went to Makarov), but: (1) Larionov was younger when both entered NHL (2) he was lucky that his skills were in demand with the club that suited his playing style. I love Larionov dearly, but Makarov was a better player. And, again, we shouldn't blame Makarov for not being traded to Detroit in 95. He would have played at least as long as Fetisov, ending up with two Cups.
Perhaps the question should be asked why the Red Wings did not acquire Makarov when he was available in 1995.

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