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08-25-2010, 09:15 AM
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I believe Trottier gets "penalized" for the great TEAM he was part of. No doubt that Isles team was among the best teams ever and the fact they had three players (Trottier, Bossy, Potvin) that you can easily make the case were "the most important" to that team - each of their individual value is diminished in some way. It's unfortunate.
I can understand that because it is always difficult to separate individual contribution towards the success of a team.. but who do we consider a better player than Trottier that was not on a great team at least some of their careers?
Which of them did not have top notch help?
Looking at the list of players ahead of him on the HOH List for example, I don't see any off hand.
Messier is an example of a guy who got out of the shadow of Gretzky and really made his own name on that last cup in Edmonton and the one in New York. But even if you say he was the best player on those two teams.. he still had tons of great help.
No matter who you are you can't win a Stanley Cup on your own.
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