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11-20-2012, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by eva unit zero View Post
Pronger was St.Louis' clear #1; MacInnis was second in ice time per game, just barely, ahead of Steve Duchesne.
I disagree that Pronger was St. Louis' clear number one defenceman, and that definitely wasn't the perception at the time. Pronger was better than MacInnis that year, but it was more of a 1a 1b situation while Lidstrom was obviously the top in Detroit. The biggest factor is that, as I said, Pronger played behind MacInnis on the PP. That would have cost him quite a few easy points that would have made his case more appealing.

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