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12-04-2012, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by superroyain10 View Post
What about king Clancy? I am sure this has been discussed before.
I used to think Clancy was a candidate for the top 10 offensive defensemen of all-time, but I found his numbers in the defenseman project less impressive than I expected. He was the 2nd best offensive defenseman of his generation, way ahead of 3rd place, but he was also way behind 1st place Shore. Shore is much farther ahead of Clancy than any of Bourque/MacInnis/Leetch/Potvin are ahead of Lidstrom. And I just don't think the evidence points to Shore being significantly better offensively than Bourque/MacInnis/Leetch/Potvin.

On the other hand, Clancy was very well-rounded when I had previously thought of him as offense-first.

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