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10-18-2012, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by danincanada View Post
22 year NHL career vs. 20 year NHL career excluding a season lost to the lockout and 2 seasons of pro hockey in Sweden.

Roy played 19 NHL seasons and Hasek played what...30 years of professional hockey when you combine his play in the NHL and Europe?

All of these players had great longevity so I don't know what that has to do with anything.

When it comes to Roy/Hasek you bring up the playoffs but that was never such a big deal with you in the other comparison. If Roy was a "playoff king" when compared to Hasek then Lidstrom was a "playoff king" when compared to Bourque. I don't know of another player who had their +/- drop as much as Bourque when comparing regular season play and the playoffs. It's far more than Hasek's save %.

I don't mean to derail this thread but I see a huge inconsistency in how you have argued these two debates.
There is no inconsistency.
Lidstrom gets full credit for his post season success over Bourque. It's the only thing that makes up for Bourque's higher and much longer regular season peak but Lidstrom's post season success is NOT on the same level as Roy's.
And Hasek's disadvantages over the years are not as bad as Bourque's, nor are Roy's advantages as great as Lidstrom's.

The difference, FOR THE LAST TIME, it that Lidstrom's playoff performances and results are no where remotely close to to being ahead of Bourque's by the degree Roy is ahead of everyone else.

If Lidstrom's playoffs held the same weight as Roy's, you would have a point and an argument. I would also have a different opinion on Bourque vs Lidstrom.
But it doesn't and you don't so I don't.

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