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04-07-2012, 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by jarek View Post
THE biggest factor, for me, if I was voting, is that these guys had success in the playoffs.. and not just some small amount of it, but these guys, together, led FIVE cup winners in playoff points. That is HUGE. What other duo in hockey history, outside of the elite of the elite, have ever done that?
I agree that proven chemistry is nice, but you are over-stating their success.

They were the best offensive players on a stacked team. Their offense wasn't what drove the team's success. It was important, but it was secondary to the team's dominant defensive style.

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