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Who was better: Ted Lindsay vs Valery Kharlamov?

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01-27-2008, 09:59 PM
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Who was better: Ted Lindsay vs Valery Kharlamov?

I'll take Lindsay, but I don't know if anyone will agree with me.

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Kharlamov. No questions.

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Lindsay... Not that I've seen him play, but I saw really few of Kharlamov, read about both guys... All that I needed to know, really.

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Having seen both many times, I would Kharlamov without blinking.


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After Hull Lindsay is the best left winger of all time. Offensively Kharlamov may be better because of his speed but can he match "Terrible Ted's" all around game? I doubt it. Overall its Lindsay. He had grit, skill, leadership and lets not forget he did win the Art Ross Trophy once. He compiled 100 penalty minutes every year for his entire career almost. You know he was involved and did whatever it took to win. Plus Detroit never won again without him.

This is a weird comparison because they are two different players but to me Lindsay brought more to the table. If I need a goal with a minute left maybe I take Kharlamov though

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After Hull Lindsay is the best left winger of all time. Offensively Kharlamov may be better because of his speed but can he match "Terrible Ted's" all around game? I doubt it. Overall its Lindsay. He had grit, skill, leadership and lets not forget he did win the Art Ross Trophy once. He compiled 100 penalty minutes every year for his entire career almost. You know he was involved and did whatever it took to win. Plus Detroit never won again without him. This is a weird comparison because they are two different players but to me Lindsay brought more to the table. If I need a goal with a minute left maybe I take Kharlamov though
Agreed. Big Phil has spoken. Nuff said!

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More pure skill? Kharlamov without a shadow of a doubt.

Better overall hockey player? I'd say Lindsay.

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Kharlamov.

I have never seen Lindsay on ice. But a lot of experts agree that Hull > Lindsay.
IMO, Kharlamov = Hull.
Therefore, I take Kharlamov.

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Having seen both, I take Lindsay for his all round game & leadership. I would have Kharlomov more at the Big M level.

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Lindsay's "Gritty" game was the reason they invented the elbowing and kneeing penalties.

Ill also never forget how his numbers dropped by over half the year he was traded away from Gordie Howe.
He scored 85 points in 56-57, then away from Howe for a year, Lindsay only got 39 points and Howe's numbers stayed almost identical (minus him missing 6 games)

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Kharlamov, easily.

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Lindsay for reasons already mentioned. It's always hard comparing players who never played in the NHL to players who played in the NHL.

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Lindsay's "Gritty" game was the reason they invented the elbowing and kneeing penalties.

Ill also never forget how his numbers dropped by over half the year he was traded away from Gordie Howe.
He scored 85 points in 56-57, then away from Howe for a year, Lindsay only got 39 points and Howe's numbers stayed almost identical (minus him missing 6 games)
Actually 85 points was the high of lindsay's career He mostly was in the 50-60 range when he played with Howe. In 58-59, he went back up to 58 and was on the top scoring line in the league with Litzenberger & Sloan.

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If you wanted to pick two guys who played in entirely different eras with entirely different styles you made a good duo to compare.

I'll admit I have no idea.

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Lindsay. great quote from Terrible Ted......

"I had the idea that I should beat up every player I tangled with and nothing ever convinced me it wasn't a good idea".

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Actually, Mikhailov career stats are more impressive than Kharlamov's... And while I might be one of the biggest Mikhailov fan in NA... He's still a bit far from Lindsay as far as I'm concerned.

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