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11-29-2012, 09:43 PM
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Hardyvan123
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Originally Posted by JackSlater View Post
Bourque's 40 year old season, when he finished second to Lidstrom, was better than Lidstrom's 40 year old season. Strangely enough, it's mainly because he was the better defensive player at that point.
Bourque also found the fountain of youth, well the situation in Colorado, that helped him get his all star berth which was his 2nd (99) since 96.

Had Bourque not signed with Colorado, it's highly unlikely that anyone would remember his age 40 season as anything but his last IMO.

Full credit to him in thriving in that ideal situation but for all of the talk of Lidstroms stacked teams we should keep Bourques scenery and buck against his downward trend in perspective.

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