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08-11-2010, 12:35 AM
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Merya
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
This was midway through the 1997-'98 season. Selanne is having a great year sans Kariya and it was becoming glaring to everyone that he was truly the better player between the two although in the summer of 1997 I think people would have said Kariya.
I dunno, I and a sizable majority of hockey afficiniados I've talked to (mostly not Finnish), always Considered Selšnne the better player, more dynamic player, and way more important to the team.
Look at Selšnne stats without kairya, then vice versa. Even in the no offense Sharks, Selšnne was still one of the top (or was he first) in the team with points.
Selšnne defense game has also been always underrated. Sure he's no Selke candidate, but he's never been a total cherrypicker either.

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