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11-10-2012, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Ohashi_Jouzu View Post
Wrong perspective, though. The difference is in who could have joined Sakic (or in my scenario, who could have joined Messier), as Sakic was the "incumbent" player. I dunno, I guess I just see Messier of the time + Lindros as more difficult to face than Sakic + Lindros (or Sakic + Forsberg, for that matter, but again, I wonder which Ranger(s) would have had to go the other way if Philly wasn't involved in the end).
I would say considering Messier was 8 years older than Sakic and was more or less finished by the late 1990s the better combo is Lindros/Sakic. More shelf life at least. Perhaps initially the Lindros/Messier combo is great but it doesn't last.

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