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07-22-2009, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Pantokrator View Post
I have a question (due to my ignorance):

For those who rank Bourque above Potvin and Lidstrom, what is it about him that causes you to do this? I am just wondering. I honestly don't know who I would want in what position among those three, but I want some good info so I can make a better decision. Thanks!
Bourque was at an elite level, at the top of the league, for an even longer time than Lidstrom: From 1980 when he was a 1st Team All Star as a rookie, until 2001 when he retired as a 1st Team All Star, Bourque was always in the discussion as the best defenseman in the league.

13 First Team All Star Selections
6 Second Team All Star Selections

Great two-way defenseman who could do it all. Outside of Howe, literally the measure of sustained excellence in the NHL.

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