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03-03-2012, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
Patrick is a much differfent player and harder to compare. But as for Macoun, he played twice as long in the NHL as Svehla and while he maybe didn't peak quite as high, he had a long string of years of being his team's #1 ES defenseman... and good teams that went deep, too. I can't see him ever getting a few scattered allstar votes like svehla did, but it is arguable that his other 8 seasons as an nhler outweigh the fact that svehla was better for his best 8 years. In prinicple it reminds me a lot of the earlier Beck/Vadnais comparisons. that went deep, too.
I like both Macoun and Svehla but in no way can you convince me that Macouns better defense outweights Svehlas better 2-way play.

Edit: Im not saying Svehla is better than Macoun

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