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intylerwetrust 11-14-2012 09:49 PM

Stevens-Niedermayer vs Pronger-Niedermayer
 
Which pairing was better?

BudMovin* 11-14-2012 09:57 PM

Damn.... Those are both some of the best defensive pairings in history...Would be cool if you could Add Pronger and Al Macinnis as a 3rd option.

Machinehead 11-14-2012 10:00 PM

So basically Pronger or Stevens?

Stevens.

NEWFowler 11-14-2012 10:17 PM

I'll take Pronger and Niedermayer. They were more dominant, imo.

I Hate Chris Butler 11-14-2012 10:19 PM

Stevens and Niedermayer. 3 Cups vs 1 Cup.

Gritzky98 11-14-2012 10:23 PM

Pronger > Stevens

so Pronger - Niedermayer

GeeoffBrown 11-14-2012 10:31 PM

I think Pronger is better than Stevens but Stevens-Niedermayer is a better pairing.

Moore Money 11-14-2012 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by I Hate Jay Feaster (Post 55775021)
Stevens and Niedermayer. 3 Cups vs 1 Cup.

great argument :facepalm:

Cheddabombs 11-14-2012 10:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GeeoffBrown (Post 55775367)
I think Pronger is better than Stevens but Stevens-Niedermayer is a better pairing.

This. I think Pronger has a slight edge on Stevens but the pairing of Stevens and Niedermayer was, IMO, better than that of Pronger and Niedermayer.

MessierII 11-14-2012 10:57 PM

Pronger is the best player here IMO so Pronger and Scotty for me.

Yashintangibles 11-14-2012 11:00 PM

Niedermayer was maybe better with Pronger seeing he hit his prime so late. Close call but still, I think that Stevens makes the difference to me.

Stevens-Niedermayer

Paul4587 11-14-2012 11:06 PM

Pronger and Niedermayer rarely, if ever played together as a pairing. I'm not sure how often Stevens and Nieds were paired together either?

Or do you mean which is the better duo?

MastuhNinks 11-14-2012 11:34 PM

Pronger > Stevens
Ducks Niedermayer > Devils Niedermayer

It's close, but it's an easy choice IMO.

Wrath 11-14-2012 11:49 PM

Stevens vs Pronger is close, Pronger was better offensively but also got himself into dumb penalties more, both were obviously ridiculously physical.

However Neidermeyer was better in Anaheim than during his years with Stevens.


Also I agree that Neidermeyer never really was reguarly paired with either of them...

nik jr 11-15-2012 12:23 AM

niedermayer rarely played with either.

niedermayer was better in anaheim than NJ.

AJMHABS 11-15-2012 12:41 AM

Pronger- Niedermayer.

They were a dominant duo against the Sens in the SC final in 06-07.

Gliff 11-15-2012 01:39 AM

Pronger and Scotty were not a pairing very often at even strength.

This was one of the reasons the Ducks defense was so good. They had 3 guys who could play 30 minutes a game in every situation.

How many teams even had 2 defenders that averaged over 25 minutes a game in the playoffs in 2007?

Eskimo44 11-15-2012 02:01 AM

I think people forget how wonderful of a two way talent Stevens was. Before NJ's prime years he was a dominant offensive defenseman, and in NJ he was arguably the best shutdown defenseman in the league. He was basically a Shea Weber like talent. I don't think Pronger>Stevens is as easy a call as people make it out to be, although an argument for it is fair. Myself, i'd take Stevens.

Christmas Izzy 11-15-2012 07:18 AM

Consistently playing together, Pronger and Neidermayer

Saugus 11-15-2012 08:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul4587 (Post 55776503)
I'm not sure how often Stevens and Nieds were paired together either?

Almost never. Stevens was usually paired with Rafalski from 2000 onward, and Niedermayer was paired with Daneyko for most of the late 90s, and later was paired with Colin White often.

However, with Stevens and Niedermayer, the Devils had two #1 defencemen, and won three Cups that way. I'm inclined to pick them.

tony d 11-15-2012 08:55 AM

Pronger and Niedermayer.

GM17* 11-15-2012 08:58 AM

I have yet to see a reason why Pronger is better than Stevens

RJ8812 11-15-2012 09:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by I Hate Jay Feaster (Post 55775021)
Stevens and Niedermayer. 3 Cups vs 1 Cup.

what a terrible argument

Andre Roy - 1 Stanley Cup
Eric Lindros - 0 Stanley Cups

therefore, Roy > Lindros

:help:

RJ8812 11-15-2012 09:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GM17 (Post 55782111)
I have yet to see a reason why Pronger is better than Stevens

-controls the entire game when he's on the ice
-better offensively

there's two obvious ones

Habs 4 Life 11-15-2012 09:12 AM

Stevens and Niedermayer


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