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Originally Posted by eva unit zero
Lidstrom scored more at 40 than Bourque did, both absolute and adjusted.
In fact, his adjusted numbers from that year stack up pretty well against many of Bourque's PRIME seasons.
A clearly declined Lidstrom was equivalent or only slightly worse than Bourque offensively. And better defensively.

Oh well, if Adjusted Stats says that a 40 year old Lidstrom is as good offensively as a prime Bourque, it must be true
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At this point it's like arguing Brimsek v. Hasek. One was clearly the best in the league over his career span in that he was considered one of the best from start to finish. The other had one of the best primes ever at his position, but was not as strong outside of his prime.

Hahahaha!
Ummm...Bourque was the one that was clearly considered one of the best in the league from start to finish AND he was the one with one of the best primes ever at his position.
By the time Lidstrom won his first Norris at 31, he had 4 Allstar nods. Bourque by 31 had 4 Norris and 12 Allstar nods.
Lidstrom would go on to win 6 more Norris and 8 more Allstar nods. Bourque won another Norris and had 7 more allstar nods.
19 Allstar nods in 22 season to 12 Allstar nods in 20 seasons.