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11-16-2012, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by livewell68 View Post
Fedorov had only had one true great playoff run. He was below PPG twice out of his 4 20+ pts playoffs.

Yzerman and Lidstrom were always more important to the Red Wings than Fedorov was in the playoffs.
Fedorov was more important in the first two playoff runs than either Yzerman or Lidstrom, and he deserved the Conn Smythe in 1997.

Originally Posted by livewell68 View Post
When I said Fedorov had one great playoff run, I did mean 1995. He wasn't Detroit's best player in 1997. Yzerman won the Conn Smythe that season for good reason.
Fedorov was definitely better than Yzerman in 1997. Detroit's best offensive and defensive forward easily. Yzerman was better in 1998, when he actually did win the trophy.

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