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01-31-2011, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Hardyvan123 View Post
Maybe if he was in service that might change things a bit but really everyone always stacks up his 7 Norris trophies (as being the best Dmen of 36 in the league) than state that Lidstrom had weaker competition than Bourque for his Norris trophies and I have yet to see this argument applied to Harvey.

To me a lot of his all time ranking, and Shore's for that matter, is based on reputation and doesn't stand up to critical scrutiny IMO.

both were the best Dmen in their times but it wasn't as hard for them to be than the modern Dman IMO.
Except a Norris isn't just a Norris. If you ask me, Harvey was so far ahead of the league's other D-men for most, if not all of his 7 norris trophies, that 7 "average" norrises just wouldn't compare.

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