Around the NHL (Part XXXVI): Playoffs!
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06-02-2012, 03:18 PM
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Bourque played 15 seasons in an offensive era.
Lidstrom only caught the tail end.
You cant look at point totals. You have to look at where they ranked while they played.
IMO, Lidstrom's 7 Norris' and Conn Smythe trump Bourque's AS selections and Hart runner-ups
Bourque won five Norris trophies against a much stiffer defensive competition(Leetch, Coffey, Macinnis, Chelios etc). Lidstrom competed against Pronger/Niedermayer. Lidstrom won his last Norris as a negative player. He won that Norris purely on reputation.
You also have to put into context the players he played against, and who he played with.
If we aren't going to go purely on stats.
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