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10-16-2012, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Sentinel View Post
That's just insane. Bossy (largely) made the dynasty, not the other way around! Ovechkin so far hasn't made d*ck.
Of course Bossy was a big reason they were a dynasty... as were Trottier, Potvin, Smith, Gillies and others. So the reason there were rotating dynasties for decades, and now there hasn't really been one for 20+ years is that... what?... since all the players from the US and overseas started playing, there haven't been players near Bossy's level?

If you look at Bossy's per-game goals/points in the playoffs, they don't even stand out among star forwards, given the high scoring era during which he played. It's his playoff season goal totals during 3 consecutive Cup runs that stand out. It's difficult to separate the player's performance from the team's, as each depend on each other to some degree. Without a great team, Bossy doesn't advance and doesn't have the chance to put up high totals in those playoff seasons. It's a lot easier to advance on a stacked team when only a half dozen or fewer teams really have any significant chance of winning the Cup. I'm not downplaying Bossy's contribution, only stating that it was a very different situation for teams and players until the past 20 years. I'm not sure what to say to those who choose to ignore that.

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