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11-26-2012, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by GWOW View Post
Really groundbreaking stuff, here. Other teams keyed on Bourque?????? No way???? Wow!

Hmmm, Bourque was the "only guy to create offense" on teams with Rick Middleton, Barry Pedersen, Kenny Linseman, Adam Oates, Craig Janney, Cam Neely??????

Anyway, I guess in your world leading your team in scoring means more than leading all your peers in scoring.
That's not the most accurate way of putting it. We're not talking about C, RW, or LW here.

Generally speaking, a defenseman who leads his team in scoring isn't getting the same level of offensive help that a defenseman who isn't leading his team in scoring.

The Bruins teams that Bourque played on had some good scorers up front, to be sure, but they never had anything on the level of Fedorov/Yzerman or Datsyuk/Zetterberg for long, extended periods of time (you have to keep in mind that Neely endured a lot of injuries).

Bourque has a real edge over Lidstrom on offense, and much of the proof is in how often each player lead their respective teams in scoring.

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