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11-14-2012, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Rhiessan71 View Post
You realise that playing in a "much more advanced" league makes defense easier to play, not harder right?
Please elaborate, just because the general play was more defensive it doesn't make it easy to play defense.

Harvey stood out defensively without the advanced systems or getting any where near the kind of consistent defensive help that Lidstrom had.
Didn't those Habs teams have alot of talent? Not sure what you are getting at here either.

This is the same reason why I consider Langway's play and accomplishments defensively to be more impressive than Lidstrom's.
Not even sure where to start here. Lidstrom's prime defensive play is longer than Langways entire career.

Harvey and Lid's offense is pretty similar but the biggest difference between them was Harvey's puck possession skills and how he, like Bourque, controlled the entire ice not just 60'-90' like Lidstrom.
Man you almost made a post without mentioning Ray but there it is last sentence. Harvey played in a different era and had a different style than Lidstrom as well.

You can argue that Lidstrom had a greater impact on the game though.

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