The NHL strikes back, but Russia wins ahead of schedule in an argument whose stars are brighter

Yesterday, our leaders of all time, with numbers from the 20th to the 11th, routed their colleagues from the NHL dry. Today, using the official website of the NHL, we compare the best representatives of the North American League and Russia (USSR) who wore (wearing) numbers from 30 to 21. I recall that 19 staff editors and reporters of the official site of the league participate in the NHL poll. Everyone chooses the three brightest NHL players for the entire record, speaking under one or another number. For the first place – 3 points, for the second – 2, for the third – 1 point. The winner is determined by the amount. A large-scale nostalgic narrative started from the highest possible number in hockey, you yourself know who this week should end with the announcement of the top ten. While the NHL was messing around with large numbers, it all looked extremely boring. But when it came to the second ten, a shocking idea arose: to arrange a historical battle – ours against the Enhaelists. The first period – numbers from the 20th to the 11th – brought the NHL a catastrophe – 0:10. Although the electors themselves mentioned only six Russians – Evgeny Nabokov (No. 20), Sergey Brylin (No. 18), Ilya Kovalchuk (No. 17), Vyacheslav Kozlov (No. 13), Sergey Nemchinov (No. 13), and only Pavel Datsyuk excelled in the most devilish nomination. Which is not surprising: up to the 70s, the Enhaelites in every possible way avoided a damn dozen. So, in the 1972 Super Series, the Canadians got all the numbers in order, except for the 13th and 31st?! Russians are not customary to finish off a defeated enemy. Therefore, while North America is koumeshie over the top 10, I decided to give the NHL a chance to rehabilitate. Especially in the second period, the overseas league is much more advantageous. After all, before the 70s in the USSR, clubs and the national team were limited to twenty numbers. When playing two, and then three links, elementary was no longer required. With innovations in the IIHF rules and the know-how of Viktor Tikhonov – to use four fives in Dynamo Riga in order to exhaust a more classy opponent with quick shifts, everything has changed. In addition, the NHL expanded from six teams right up to the 31st, concentrating cream from all over the world. In a word, the NHL's choice this time was much richer than ours. It is not surprising that in the interval from the 30th to the 21st number their experts were not able to recall a single representative of our country at all! I admit, and I, unlike the first series, had to prettyly rummage through my memory and the Internet. Without hesitation – instantly! – except that the numbers on the back of Sergey Makarov of Viktor Shalimov and of Viktor Zhluktov pop up. Even Bykov Kovalev Semin did not immediately cut through. Not to mention the brothers Golikovs Shepelev Kravchuk Fedorov . Probably due to the fact that they had different numbers in the national team and clubs. No. 30 MARTIN BRODO . The persecutor is Henrik Lundquist .
ILYA SPREADED . The persecutor is Anatoly Semenov . In the first minute of the second period, the NHL soaked the score. Well, there's nothing to be done. Ilya’s assets include the Stanley Cup, the world title, and the bronze of the Olympics. But Brodo generally won everything that is possible, true, except for the World Cup. Nevertheless, the three Stanley Cups, four Vezina of the best league goalkeeper, two Olympic golds, as well as many individual NHL records do not leave us any choice. Winner: NHL The NHL strikes back, but Russia wins ahead of schedule in an argument whose stars are brighter 5 No. 29 KEN DRYDEN . The pursuer – Mark-Andre Fleury .
SERGEY FEDOROV . The pursuer – Igor Kravchuk . And here’s our hell out of a snuffbox! CSKA fans, if they forget, can always look at the ceiling of their native arena and see Fedorov’s banner with number 18. Fans of Detroit will forever associate the first Russian in the City of Motors with number 91. But Sergey got all three gold of the World Cup at number 29, with a difference of 19 years! Incredible stability! Without the first European MVP NHL, our team would not have regained the world crown in Quebec after a 15-year break, and Detroit "And would have dreamed of a Stanley Cup. At least until arriving in M ichigan wizard Paul. Winner: RUSSIA The NHL strikes back, but Russia wins ahead of schedule in an argument whose stars are brighter 6 No. 28 STEVE LARMER . The persecutor is Claude Giroud .
ALEXANDER SEMIN . The persecutor is Viktor Tyumenev . Our forward has two doubles in the World Cup finals, but there is no Stanley Cup. The straight Canadian has a silver bowl with the Rangers of Kovalev, Zubov and Messier the 1991 Canada Cup with the Maples of the same captain Mark and the 1991 World Cup silver. But the main achievement of the iron man is 884 matches in a row for Chicago. This is the third longest series in the NHL. Winner: NHL The NHL strikes back, but Russia wins ahead of schedule in an argument whose stars are brighter 7 No. 27 SCOTT NIDERMER ]. The pursuer – Frank Makhovlich .
VYACHESLAV BYKOV . The pursuer – Alexey Kovalev . Quebec Nordics "quiet, ideal for family life. Switzerland. The two-time Olympic champion had the only chance in a dispute with the Canadian defender who won absolutely everything – at least one victory in the Alpine country championship. Alas. But the 2010 Olympic champions captain, in addition to the mass of individual and team awards, became famous for the fact that the sweater with his number was put out of circulation in two clubs – in New Jersey (three Stanley Cups), and then in Anaheim (the only Stanley Cup in the history of Dax). none of the 19 electors even put in third place 1992 Olympic champion Alexei Kovalev, who, along with Messier, dragged the Rangers to triumph in the Stanley Cup after a 54-year break. Although Derryl Sittler
scored as many as 24 points in the playoffs he never leaked above the second round. Six points from violent goalkeeper Ron Hextall five to choleric Jeremy Renick one each to John Tonelli Derryl Sutter and Reggie Leach . Winner: NHL The NHL strikes back, but Russia wins ahead of schedule in an argument whose stars are brighter 8 No. 26 PETER HUNDRED . The pursuer is . ] Martin San-Louis .
VYACHESLAV WAR . The pursuer – Alexander Skvortsov . Well, everything is clear: it looks like the Olympic champion in 2018 in the NHL is non grata forever Otherwise, a two-time Stanley Cup winner would certainly have somehow been noted in the rating. The two-time Czechoslovakia world champion also has the Canadian Cup in the Maple. But there is neither the Stanley Cup, nor any Olympic medals in two appearances at Games – in 1980 with the Czechoslovak team, in 1994 with the Slovak team. Winner: RUSSIA The NHL strikes back, but Russia wins ahead of schedule in an argument whose stars are brighter 9 No. 25 JOE NEWWIDE . The persecutor is Dave Andreichuk .
VLADIMIR GOLIKOV . The persecutor is Danis Zaripov . The Canadian is one of only 11 players who took the Stanley Cup with three different teams – Calgary (1989), Dallas (1999) – Joe was then recognized as the most valuable player in the play off, New Jersey (2003). The Olympic Gold of Salt Lake City-2002 leaves no hope for a favorable outcome in sparring to our winner of the Canada Cup 1981, four-time world champion, participant in the “miracle on ice” in Lake Placid 1980. Winner: NHL The NHL strikes back, but Russia wins ahead of schedule in an argument whose stars are brighter 10 No. 24 KRIS CHELIOS . The persecutor is Bernie Federko
. SERGEY MAKAROV . The pursuer is Vladimir Zubkov . And here the Ural maestro has not been mentioned even once, but he got into another category – No. 42, which the two-time Olympic champion had to take after moving from CSKA to " Calgary. ”In the Flames, the 1981 Canada Cup winner took Calder Trophy as the best NHL rookie at the age of 31, which forced the league to enter an age qualification when determining the winner of this prize. The IIHF named its symbolic team of all time for its centenary, where in Chelyabinsk striker formed a company Kharlamov [1 9459002] and you yourself know whom. The American is good to everyone. Until the age of 48, he stayed in the NHL, took the Stanley Cup with Montreal and twice with Detroit, won the first World Cup 1996 and silver at the 2002 Olympics with the US team. But Makarov is Makarov. Notice, Sergey was gracefully rolled and from 42- m number. If I let you know who, in the opinion of the NHL website, is its most glorious carrier, many, I suspect, will hear this name for the first time, and most will find it difficult to say which clubs this lad played for. Meet! David Beckes ! So how? Cool? 36-year-old American in the NHL did not win anything. The only achievement with the US team is the silver medal of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Nevertheless, he got 48 (13-4-1) points from the electors versus Sergey Mikhailovich 37 (5-9-4) points. “I thought for a long time who I should give preference to. I voted for Beckes, because compared to Makarov, an American spent more than 14 years wearing this number in St. Louis, where he was the captain, and in Boston, and was also more productive in both clubs than the Russian, explained his Mike Morrel a regular reporter for the NHL site can’t argue with this: Makarov spent only four seasons at Calgary, after which he reunited with Igor Larionov at San Jose, incidentally having regained the familiar 24th number. Winner: RUSSIA The NHL strikes back, but Russia wins ahead of schedule in an argument whose stars are brighter 11 No. 23 BOB GEYNI . The pursuer is ] Brian Bellows .
VIKTOR SHALIMOV . The pursuer is Alexander Golikov . The classic Canadian striker has a narrow profile, namely, the king of defensive work. Nothing more. Like earth and sky in comparison with the long-lived Spartak and the national team, which managed to be noted in two Soviet super links hockey – with Vladimir Shadrin and Alexander Yakushev and then with Sergey Shepelev and Sergey Kapustin . In the first combination he won the 1975 World Cup, where he became the top scorer of the tournament, the 1976 Olympics and the 1976 USSR Championship, which was sometimes harder to do than win the World Cup. In the second version he won the Canada Cup 1981, the world championships 1981 and 1982, where he was recognized as the best striker of the tournament. Winner: RUSSIA The NHL strikes back, but Russia wins ahead of schedule in an argument whose stars are brighter 12 No. 22
MIKE BOSSIS . The persecutor is Daniel Sedin .
VICTOR ZHLUKTOV . The pursuer is Vyacheslav Anisin. It’s hard to compete at all times, although the CSKA beat the “islander” at the Canada Cup 1981. With the Islanders, the 1984 Canadian Cup winner took four Stanley Cups in a row, scoring an average of an incredible 57.3 goals over his ten seasons in the NHL! Nine consecutive seasons since the debut in the league he has stamped 50+ goals. Only in the last championship, when he lost 17 matches due to a back injury, he limited himself to 38 goals. If not for health problems, Bossi, who had 573 goals in 752 games, back in the last century he was quite capable of sweeping at the mark of “900” and even “1000.” consumer: NHL The NHL strikes back, but Russia wins ahead of schedule in an argument whose stars are brighter 13 No. 21 MIKIT STEN . The persecutor is Peter Forsberg .
SERGEY SHEPELEV . The persecutor is Alexander Semak . The most famous Slovak in world hockey spent his entire 22-year career at Chicago, but won only one Stanley Cup in 1961. The only NHL history to win three individual awards in one season – Hart (the most valuable player), Art Ross (the best scorer) and Lady Bing (the most correct), and for two consecutive years – 1967 and 1968. That's only in the international arena. Stanislav is very modest – two matches in the 1972 Super Series, where he was called, as it seemed to me, solely because of old merits. Mikita looked extremely unimportant. They say it was unhealthy. The Olympic gold of Sarajevo-1984, three consecutive World Cup titles (1981-1983), and most importantly – the hat-trick in the gold final of the Canada Cup-1981, the objective observer is left with no choice. Toward the close of the second period, the Ural Spartak player makes a draw in this third. Winner: RUSSIA The NHL strikes back, but Russia wins ahead of schedule in an argument whose stars are brighter 14 Total in the second period:
NHL – 5
RUSSIA (USSR) – 5 Total score:
NHL – 5
RUSSIA (USSR) – 15 We are waiting for the final ten from the NHL at the end of this week. It is clear to everyone who will get the Quartet and the Eight. But the rest of the numbers are fun intrigue! In any case, the NHL can’t catch up with us. I guarantee you two goals of Russia in the third period.

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