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08-14-2010, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
Are you sure? I realize there is no doubt selanne has had the better career, but why would it be so hard to accept that recchi was better at that particular time? He was his usual dependable, gritty, lunchpail self and led the nhl in assists.
I would've taken Recchi over Selanne in 2000. Selanne was in the beginning stages of (what was to me, at least) an obvious decline. A healthy Selanne would've scored a lot more than 33 Goals in a full season. Whether or not he still qualifies as being a top ten player at that point is debatable, but Recchi was almost certainly better.

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