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09-17-2008, 06:50 PM
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Corey didn't compared Shutt to Nicholls, I did. He compared him to Mats Naslund, not Markus. IMO I compared Shutt to Nicholls in the sense that, while being good players, both never dominate and needed to be surrounded to reach their full potential. They were the kind of player that, had they land in the wrong environnement, would have probably never made it to such heights. Guys like Lafleur, Lach, Dionne or even Kovalchuk can succeed anywhere. Shutt and Nicholls are to a point great but expandable players.
Making things in perspective is what I call it.
There aren't that many of what I call 'stand alone' players, Lafleur was one and Shutt wasn't. I don't think that can be argued. He would have been a top player on any team, probably not that far from what he ended up as, a 10-12 year career averaging 30-35 goals, but obviously his team enhnaces his fame.
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