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12-09-2012, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
You have to also take into consideration their post lockout careers. Modano and Selanne are vastly different. Selanne had a rejuvenation with that lockout while Modano it seemed was never the same player. That is taken into context with me as well. And yes, in the late 1990s I'd have wanted Selanne on my team over Modano. Not by a large amount, but by a clear enough distance.
Yeah ob post lockout Selanne kills Modano and has clearly had the better career. And while Modano has elite playoffs (Selanne never got the chance) Selanne is one of the best ever on big ice so. But before the lockout or during the late 90s it is close enough between the two that i would just have to decide on team need rather than determining who was better.

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