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12-28-2010, 01:42 PM
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JT Dutch*
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Originally Posted by mysteryman View Post
Devils Advocate here but....

Coffey was nearing the end of his career and was a shell of his former playing days. Zhitnik and Sydor were both green and still rookied. Huddy outright sucked...even as the #6 dman he wasnt as good as O'Donnell was last season. Mcsorely was good because he could play and fight....from that Angle this years Dcorp is better.
... Coffey's 50 games as a King in 92-93 was the best offensive stretch any King defenseman ever had. While Gretzky was out, the Kings started that season very hot, going 19-7-2 over the first 28 games - and the two players most responsible in my mind for that start were Kurri and Coffey. With a five-man unit of Robitaille, Kurri, Sandstrom, Coffey, and Blake, the Kings were throwing out an All-Star lineup. Trading Coffey to the Red Wings probably cost the Kings their first Stanley Cup.

And as for Huddy that season - he definitely looked terrible at times, but played pretty well as a whole that season. Not sure why you're comparing him to O'Donnell, who was the #4 D last season. Greene was #5 and Jones/Drewiske was #6.

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Originally Posted by Ron View Post
Goaltending is absolutely outstanding, I really think we have the best 1-2 goaltender tandem in the entire league.
... Boston has the best tandem. Montreal is probably second best; either them or the Kings.

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Originally Posted by Ron View Post
He won the Vezina trophy in 1967-68 with the Canadiens and (IMO) should have won it more times through the 1970s but unfortunately too many Eastern GMs voted for their guys in Montreal and Philadelphia...a case could have really been made for Vachon during the 1974-75 season when the Kings ended up in fourth in the league with 105 points, but he was still passed over.
... You'd have a hard time convincing anyone that Vachon was better than Bernie Parent in either 73-74 or 74-75. In any other season, Rogie might have been the best in the league, but not those two.

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