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12-23-2012, 04:03 AM
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What a strange poll question. I never thought of ever comparing these two, playing such different styles. Mullen waits for passes, Linden goes down low. Joe has a great release, Linden uses positioning and hustle.

In an all-time context it's like comparing a second liner with a third liner. Different roles and different skill sets.

Big Linden has Made Team Canada's Olympic squad based on Bottom-6 qualities that little Mullen never had.

Plus their career arc is different. Linden thrived early and hit his peak in the 1994 Cup run, as leader; Mullen grew in impact over his career and after his half decade in St. Louis truly emerged in Calgary, surrounded by greatness, not much of a leader except as a trigger man on stat sheets.

Linden was more valuable to the Canucks franchise than Mullen ever was to the Blues or Flames. But yeah, there's no doubt who could score more.

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