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12-11-2012, 06:47 PM
vadim sharifijanov
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Originally Posted by tombombadil View Post
thank you for putting Vlad where i think he belongs.

I did not know this about Bure, and I am butterfly-effecting Bure onto those Red Wings.... my god.

Do Sakic and Forsberg still have a big rep as winners, or do they just not get to the Cup at all?

Is Bure's legacy as a winner completely different?

Do Marty Brodeur and co. get as many Cups?

Detroit's rep as mid 90's chokers?

Does the mid 90's and on focus on building a team around a goalie not come as heavily into play if Detroit wins 2 more Cups, and do GM's lean more towards still building high-flying teams, as Detroit would resemble a 90's version of the Dynasty Oilers?
maybe i just have my homer glasses on, but i never got the sense that bure was thought of as not a winner. i mean, he didn't a lot, but in the small number of big game situations he was in, he usually came up big. unless you mean whether bure on the wings would have been vaulted into the forsberg/fedorov category, which on that team i can certainly see happening-- provided bowman lets him be detroit's version of lafleur.

re: sakic and forsberg, even if the red wings sweep all the cups and are a dynasty, remember that they both would still have legendary olympic gold medal-winning performances for the reps.

but a very interesting question about NJ. if you added bure, would they have beaten the wings in '95? that was a deep and balanced devils team with a wealth of good-to-great checking forwards and stevens playing out of his mind. but paul coffey feeding bure breakaway passes? could that be stopped?

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