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11-13-2012, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by eva unit zero View Post
Scott Niedermayer being in means Zubov should be in, IMHO. Zubov was the better player than Niedermayer more often than not.

Or to be more direct:

Zubov scored about 80 more points in about 110 fewer games:
771 in 1068 for Zubov
691 in 1179 for Niedermayer

Zubov was more reliably a solid defensive player.

What Zubov wasn't that Niedermayer was? A Canadian kid who has a high-profile image of winning. That alone won him a Norris in 2004; Lidstrom drooped offensively, so the writers decided that someone else must be the best defenseman and Niedermayer was the anointed choice - much like Chara in 2009.
I agree with that. I never got how Niedermayer is the clear case that many think he is.

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