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12-28-2012, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by quoipourquoi View Post
Selanne's international play? I think he should have been removed from the Dionne-playoff category when he led his second best-on-best Olympics in scoring (Dionne was under a point-per-game in his two Canada Cups). And he gets punished too much for playing hurt in light of how he stretched out his career (drafted in 1988; top-10 scorer in 2011, team-leading scorer in 2012). With all due respect to Dionne's longevity, he stopped doing either of those at 33. The longer Selanne plays, the less and less 2003 and 2004 should matter.
How is Olympic scoring a sign of bringing things outside of scoring? Selanne was great in the Olympics, but he was also in a good position to place well in scoring. Finland has always been a competitive team with him being their best offensive player. When you're always put in the best offensive position for your team, it's going to put you at an advantage to the teams with greater offensive depth. The short tournament format, chemistry and big ice also favour him there.

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