Marcel Dionne vs. Teemu Selanne
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12-30-2012, 03:20 PM
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It's obviously their offense that is primarily going to be considered. I look at adjusted plus-minus as a more objective way of evaluating their overall games. If defense is going to be a critical component by itself, when looking at elite offensive players, then the player should be able to be used in a more strictly defensive (almost shutdown) role IMO.
We're not comparing players like Clarke or Datsyuk here,
let's be real.
Indirecty we are since Clarke was a contemporary of Dionne and Datsyuk is a contemporary of Selanne.
If you look at the extent of separation of offensive and defensive skills and contribution in each comparable then Selanne looks very attractive compared to Dionne. Selanne is much closer to Datsyuk the Dionne ever was to Clarke when evaluating the complete game of all.
Point could be made Clarke > Datsyuk > Selanne > Dionne.
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