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Vladislav Tretiak

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Hockey Player

The Resume

    (April 25, 1952- )
    Goalie for Soviet National Team
    Received three gold medals (1972, 1976, 1984) and one silver (1980)

Why he might be annoying:

    Like the rest of the Soviet team, he was not really an amateur. The Soviet team was a group of men who were technically part of the Soviet Army whose job it was to play hockey.
    He gave up two goals in the first period to the heavy underdog American team, which led to the coach pulling him.
    The day before he was married, he allowed 8 goals against him.
    The 'Miracle on Ice' was a stain on an otherwise unblemished record.

Why he might not be annoying:

    As a child, he was good at many sports and ambitioned to master them all.
    He has been called the greatest goalie who ever played hockey.
    He was named a Soviet League All-Star from 1971 to 1984.
    He was MVP of the Soviet League 5 times.
    He won the Golden Hockey Stick, awarded to the best player in Europe from 1981-1983.
    In 14 years in the Soviet League, he won 13 league titles.
    The Soviets refused to allow him to be drafted by the NHL.
    He was hired by the Chicago Blackhawks as a goalie coach, and he coached greats such as Ed Belfour, Dominik Hasek, and Jocelyn Thibault.
    He was awarded the Order of Lenin for being a 'hero of the Soviet Union.'
    He was elected to the Duma, the Russian legislature and chairs the Committee on Physical Culture, Youth, and Sports.

Credit: Lorg Skyegon

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 10 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 24 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 19 Votes: 52.63% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 12 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 26 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 57 Votes: 42.11% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 53 Votes: 66.04% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 46 Votes: 47.83% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 26 Votes: 57.69% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 75 Votes: 62.67% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 116 Votes: 50.86% Annoying