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10-26-2010, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
Even then it's debatable... Pronger has had a significantly better career, but it would be hard to convince me that at his apex Lindros wasn't the most dominant hockey player (as others have noted) that we've ever seen in all facets of the sport.

He had a four year run of 1.49, 1.52, 1.58, and 1.52 PPG... all while taking a LOT of PIMs (cutting into his time on ice a bit), and a lot of those were intimidation PIMs. He was both an enforcer, and the best offensive player in the league (only guy close being Jagr at that time).
Lindros could pass, he could snipe, he could forecheck like a hellhound, and he could crush with his body. When he was on, he was nigh unstoppable. I think it was 1994 or 1995 (around the time of the mini-lockout) where he said the team needed him on the ice more than in the penalty box so he would try to cut down on the fighting. The Dan line (and similar goon lines), etc. was supposed to allow 88 to not fight as much.

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