Lidstrom's place in history - ALL DISCUSSIONS OF LIDSTROM'S "ALL TIME RANKING" HERE
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11-29-2012, 10:20 PM
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I don't think that 70s quite stacks up. Like you said, Potvin and Salming really belong in the 80s. Robinson and Orr hardly overlap. Obviously Park and Robinson are top-20 all time, but Lapointe and Savard (IMO) are a lot more similar to a Niedermayer/Rob Blake kind of legacy.
You are right and Orr only overlaps Potvin, salming, robinson ect for a year or two.
From my understanding, Harvey is similar to Lidstrom in terms of his competition. Other than Kelly, who else was challenging him?
Exactly and Kelly only overlapped Harvey, when he finally peaked for a couple of seasons and Pilote and Horton didn't show up on the Norris scene until Kelly was totally out of it really.
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.
Once again overlap is important here with Potvin fading and missing games in the early 80's, Robinson was fading too, quite a bit offensively when Bourque arrived.
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