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11-29-2012, 02:57 AM
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Originally Posted by superroyain10 View Post
From my understanding, Harvey is similar to Lidstrom in terms of his competition. Other than Kelly, who else was challenging him?

Bourque was competing with another top-6 guy in Potvin, as well as Robinson and Chelios. Coffey is probably not top-15 on many all-time lists, but he is the greatest offensive defenseman next to Orr.
Johnson won it in '59, Pilote were always a threat. The thing is Harvey were better than Bourque so his competition looks weaker at first glimpse.

Bourque never really competed Potvin except for in '84 Potvin had injury problems and never really got back to his pre-80s form. Isles and Potvin were smart and rested him for the playoffs.

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