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12-04-2012, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by BraveCanadian View Post
Until you guys drag out the effectiveness of the Detroit powerplay without Lidstrom proving otherwise, I'm going to go with the fact that him being as effective as Bourque with a minute less per game on the PP gives Detroit's team powerplay rating a pretty solid lift.

The rest can be explained by the fact that Detroit had some depth.
The "fact" actually is that Lidstrom in his prime with a minute less in PP time was as effective as Bourque in his twilight years.
Lets just keep that clear shall we

And yes, I would love to have total team PP minutes for those years for better context but I haven't found any.

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