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Igor Kuperman and the Russian bias

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I am annoyed by the rankings in my favorite game NHLPA 93 because of the Russian bias.

Igor Kuperman did the rankings. I bet he is Russian.

Valeri Zelepukin (84) is better than Brett Hull and Cam Neely. His best season was 26 goals. That was in 94. He scored 13 in 92 the year it is based on

Evgeny Davydov (75) is better than Theo Fleury and Doug Gilmour. He scored 4 goals in 92. His best season was 28.

Alexi Kasatonov (81) was good, but better than Scott Stevens (80)?

Valeri Kamensky (68) scored 7 goals in his rookie season of 1992. Mats Sundin (66) had scored 23 in 91 and 33 in 92 and Kamensky is rated better.

Anatoli Semenov (77) maxed out at 20 goals in 92 and is rated higher than Kevin Stevens (75) who score 56 in 1992.

No doubt that lots of great Russians came in the league in the 90's and desefved big rankings (Bure, Mogilny, Federov) but the bias bugs me.

Come on Wayne Gretzky is a 77? He was third in scoring with 121 points and he is the Great One. All the aforementioned Russians were better?

I feel better now.

I am making an improved Rom that will fix the glaring errors while keeping 90% of the rankings the same.

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hahaha this is great. Something you don't pay enough attention to when you're 14 years old in 1994.

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Sounds like a case for Trudatman!!! This injustice ruins the game & cannot be allowed to stand!!!!!!

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okay....

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I am annoyed by the rankings in my favorite game NHLPA 93 because of the Russian bias.

Igor Kuperman did the rankings. I bet he is Russian.

Valeri Zelepukin (84) is better than Brett Hull and Cam Neely. His best season was 26 goals. That was in 94. He scored 13 in 92 the year it is based on

Evgeny Davydov (75) is better than Theo Fleury and Doug Gilmour. He scored 4 goals in 92. His best season was 28.

Alexi Kasatonov (81) was good, but better than Scott Stevens (80)?

Valeri Kamensky (68) scored 7 goals in his rookie season of 1992. Mats Sundin (66) had scored 23 in 91 and 33 in 92 and Kamensky is rated better.

Anatoli Semenov (77) maxed out at 20 goals in 92 and is rated higher than Kevin Stevens (75) who score 56 in 1992.

No doubt that lots of great Russians came in the league in the 90's and desefved big rankings (Bure, Mogilny, Federov) but the bias bugs me.

Come on Wayne Gretzky is a 77? He was third in scoring with 121 points and he is the Great One. All the aforementioned Russians were better?

I feel better now.

I am making an improved Rom that will fix the glaring errors while keeping 90% of the rankings the same.

Yep, he is :lol:

Igor Kuperman is one of the most respected hockey historians and

aficionados in the game today. A dual Canadian and Russian citizen,

Kuperman left his native Soviet Union in the 1990s to work with the

Winnipeg Jets as one of the very first Europeans to be associated with

an NHL club front office. He followed the franchise when it moved to

Phoenix, Ariz. in 1996, before becoming a Toronto, Ont. resident in

2004.

Kuperman was also assistant GM of the Russian team at the 2002

Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, where his squad claimed a

bronze medal. He was manager of the Russian team that played in the 1996

World Cup Of Hockey and was GM of Team Russia during Igor Larionov’s

farewell game in 2004.

In addition, Kuperman was the NHL consultant during The Stanley Cup’s

first visit to Moscow in 1997, is the co-author of the IIHF’s 100-Year

Anniversary Book, published in 2008, and in the same year was

instrumental in the launch of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He is

currently vice-president of European Operations for Pointstreak Sports

Technologies, Inc.

Source: IIHF

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