SACO, Maine – The name, the legacy, even the very number. All of it a load gladly born on the broad shoulders of a 16-year-old-goaltender, Maxim Tretiak.
Does that last name sound familiar? It should.
In Russia the name of Vladislav Tretiak is legendary. North America, too: Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame; the Gold standard (Olympic and otherwise) in goaltending during heart of the Cold War; the backbone of those mighty Russian Central Red Army juggernauts.
Now the question is, does the apple (or the grandapple, as it were) fall from the tree?
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