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11-06-2010, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Zil View Post
Niedermayer's three highest point totals came when he was a Duck in his 30s. You cannot tell that wasn't a result of his offense being held back by the Devils' system. You cannot tell me that he didn't hit his offensive prime until age 32. If he had played in the 70s and 80s like Howe did, Niedermayer's numbers would have been just as good if not better. I'm not saying Niedermayer was better than Howe, but you can't punish him for the era he played in.
Fair enough but it's not like Howe was playing for an offensive power house either.
Those Flyers teams were all about defense too and there were numerous jokes made about how any goal they actually scored on the rush , they would save the puck heh.

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