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11-20-2012, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Rhiessan71 View Post
What I would expect if Lidstrom was that much more effective than Bourque, is that Lidstrom's on ice numbers would be well ahead of Bourque's. Instead they are almost equal.
That means that despite Lidstrom having that superior supporting cast around him, Bourque was just as effective as Lidstrom with much, much less support.
We may have been over this before but you certainly didn't understand what it meant then either.
For almost his entire career Lidstrom has had at least two Selke level players in Yzerman/Federov and Daytsuk/Zetterberg on his team. Not taking anything away from his brilliance but that helps.

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