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11-19-2012, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Bob View Post
Sid Abel is a great Red Wings - especially when you factor in his post-playing career.

But as a player, he doesn't belong with Datsyuk or Shanny or Zetterberg
Shanny is the one who doesn't belong out of the foursome. He was great, but Abel, Dats, and Z have all been ELITE players as Red Wings. It's difficult to argue that Shanny was among the ten best forwards in the league as a Wing outside of 99-00. Abel, Dats, and Z I would say all had/are having an extended stretch as a top-five/ten forward. IMHO, Abel belongs above Delvecchio.

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