It was nice to see Vladislav Tretiak at Ken Dryden's jersey retirement ceremony on Monday night.
The book on Tretiak is mixed. Some say he is among the greatest goalies of all time, while some insist he is highly overrated given the powerhouse team he played behind and general lack of competition he usually faced. Regardless, he is undeniable legend in both Russia and Canada largely for his role in the 1972 Summit Series.
Speaking of the Summit Series, Tretiak openly spoke about creating a Summit Series II, perhaps even later this year in time for the 35th anniversary.
Now president of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation, Tretiak said he wished to speak to Gary Bettman about the possibility of such a series. However given the rocky relations between the NHL and Russians, it is highly unlikely it will happen this year.
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