Higher Ceiling : Ivan Provorov vs Slava Fetisov

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Higher ceiling ?

  1. Provorov

    18 vote(s)
    20.5%
  2. Fetisov

    70 vote(s)
    79.5%
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  1. ViD

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    Simple question - can Provorov overdo one of the greatest Soviet / Russian defenseman of all time?
     
  2. Eazy for Kuzy

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    It's far too early to tell, but do you really think Provorov is going to become arguably the best Russian D of all time?
     
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    He can.
     
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    Provorov's good but come on this is Fetisov, easily.
     
  5. FlyTimmo

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    Sure, he could be better. But probably not.
     
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    Personally I'm not sold we've seen Fetisov's ceiling yet. Redo this poll when he's 75.
     
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    Fetisov is Top 10 defenders of all time lol. I doubt Provorov will reach that level
     
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    This. He may have a better NHL career than Fetisov, but that's a completely different discussion.

    I guess it's (remotely) possible, but I find it incredibly unlikely.
     
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    What is this. :rolleyes:
     
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    Fetisov is quite possibly a top ten defenceman ever and was possibly the best defenceman in the world for a few years in the early 80s. That's a very tall, unrealistic order for Provorov.
     
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    Unless Provorov is elite defensively (like Doughty level D) and scoring 60-70 points a season, then no.
     
  12. ViD

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    Fetisov career high in nhl was around 40 points
     
  13. JackSlater

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    I'm confused about why this matters since Fetisov's prime happened years before he was in the NHL.
     
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    Fetisov is condiered a top 10 Dman of all-time.... How do you even start to compare?
     
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    Why stop there? Why not Bobby Orr?
     
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    Was thinking the same thing. It's crazy unfair to compare a 20 year old kid to a top-10 D of all time. Provorov is very talented though. With his style and personality, he looks like Ray Bourque's illegitimate son.
     
  17. thadd

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    People who didn't vote for Fetisov obviously don't know who he was.
     
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    Holy overreaction Batman
     
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    At Provorov's age Fetisov already was the best Soviet defenseman (alright, probably tied with Vasilyev) and one of the best in the world.
     
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    I am the biggest Provorov fan but lets relax a little, and stop comparing him to someone like Fetisov. I do however think he will easily be the best blueliner in his draft year; he is just amazing and so cool on the ice.
     
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    I'm waiting two or three more years until I can judge that. It's incredibly unlikely.
     
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    No. Fetisov is clearly a Top-10 D of all-time, and in my opinion, he's Top-7. So, no, absolutely not. And I'm a Flyers fan who loves Provorov.
     
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    Hold your horses there. Provy is good but Fetisov is an all-time great.
     
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    lol what is this
     
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    Fetisov was also underrated as a mean SOB. Very tough.
     
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