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05-18-2012, 10:57 PM
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Where do you get these comparisons below? Seem kind of random.
You may think don cherry is not hockey smart but I (along with millions of others) think he is very knowledgeable in NHL hockey and knows what he is talking about. He makes a lot of great points, picks up a lot of the 'small things' in the game and is usually dead on when he predicts things. Don cherry is a hockey god some may say.

Just a side question, how many european players have ever captained a team to a cup? Lidstrom? Chara? And every other cup winning team in NHL history had a north American captain.
Not putting down European hockey players skills because there are some very elite european players playing overseas and in the NHL. I just think the main thing that lures them to a foreign land is cash more than glory.

Originally Posted by 101st_fan View Post

So Patrick O'Sullivan > Martin Hanzal?
Krahn > Rinne?
Hutchinson > Lidstrom?

Cherry's rants make no sense ... the concept that a team can't win with a Euro captain is disproved ... for every non-NA player you can name that either doesn't show the heart you desire or vanishes, a NA player can be named just as easily.

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