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10-30-2012, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Bexlyspeed View Post
any reason nobody has denis potvin in their top 10?

he had a solid 15 year career, first defenceman to 1000 points, 3 norris trophies, and captain of 4 stanley cup winning teams. retired leading all defensemen in points, goals & assists

not as flashy as orr, but i think he was better than ray borque. any thoughts?
It seems to me that there isn't much to separate the peaks enjoyed by most of the great defencemen, Orr excluded. Arguments could be made for Potvin, Shore, Harvey or others. It's unrealistic for someone to have more than 3 defencemen in the top 10, and with Orr as a given it's hard for Potvin to make it once elite level longevity comes into play.

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