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12-25-2012, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Darth Yoda View Post
Longivity is nothing as long as a player puts beyond reasonable doubt that his prime or peak is not a fluke like Jim Careys career. Only when prime and peak is a tie longivity should matter. A player like Bourque may or may not have had the better career than Fetisov, but who was the better player is another matter.
It's really really clear the Bourque had an extremely better career post age 31 than Fetisov.

Heck there are probably over 100 players on D that did. Unless Fetisov is at an Bobby Orr level of dominance, which he wasn't, the back end of both guys careers has to matter as a separation between the 2 players.

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