Jeff Beukeboom returns to NYR organization
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07-13-2012, 01:53 PM
Join Date: Jun 2012
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Yes Beuk has always been held in similar regard to Stevens, Lapointe, Savard, and Bobby Orr. Keen observations.
But those who regard Beuk as at best an average dman are the ones practicing revisionist history.
By the way, if you think Scott Stevens could not play today, you should stop attempting to share your hockey knwledge.
Do you really think Stevens would be that effective in todays game? In todays game you need to be a Niedermayer or a Lidstrom type D to be effective. Stevens did not have the O/skating in his game like a Pronger to make it in todays game not that he tried but the days of Stevens/Hatcher type players are over for now. Although I think Ludwig would have had a spot on this Rangers teem.
You also missed his point and that is you really can not compare different time periods because the training and equipment is ever evolving. If Stevens was trained so that he was a 27yo this year then maybe he would have focused more on his skating and mobility and been the same force he was in the 90s but taking his exact game and putting him on the ice now he would not have the same impact. Same for any of those players.
PS your smoking crack about how Beukeboom was not that good back in the day. #2 and#23 that was one of the best D pairing in the 90's. Stevens Niedermayer pair was probably the best or anyone and Lidstrom.
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