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09-03-2012, 08:52 AM
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Gooch
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Lemieux was the greatest player ever and I wouldnt even put lidstrom in the top 5 so thats how silly I find that rating to be. I just found Lidstrom to be just so incredibly overrated especially with a trophy system that often rewarded most points to someone who was supposedly best at their defensive orientated position. Lemieux when he played and especially during his prime was bar none the best player in the NHL. Gretzky's dominance happened moreso before Lemieux. Lidstrom until maybe recent years wasnt even considered the best at his position during those time frames. You had Ray Bourque and Chris Pronger occupying that.

When I watched Lemieux play, my jaw would at times drop as he would do things that made professionals look like amateurs...even the great Ray Bourque. Lidstrom never left me with any wow factor.

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