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05-19-2008, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Nalyd Psycho View Post
Much criticism on Langway comes from Howe being better.

Each has the same amount of occurrences, the 5th, 9th and 11th cancel each other out. Leaving:
Langway: 1st, 1st, 3rd, 5th
Howe: 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 6th

Shouldn't need to say who that favours.

I think when rating Langway, many people forget he was getting Norris consideration when he played in Montreal.
There is no way that Langway was a better all-around defenseman than Howe. Howe's peak from 1984-89 was never reached by Langway, even in his Norris trophy winning years.

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