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01-06-2013, 01:45 AM
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Originally Posted by DanZ View Post

-Arguably the best goalie of all time
-top 5 defenseman of all time
-top 20 forward of all time

With Hasek and Lidstrom in the back, any team is a Cup contender every year
Too bad they didn't have overlapping primes. 2002 is the best overall year but that's still not one of Yzerman (late 80s early 90s) or Hasek's (late 90s with Sabres) peak years.

Hasek was not playing at a top 2 goalie of all time level (in perennial debate with Roy of course) in Detroit, and Yzerman wouldn't be a top 20 forward of all time if you only count his level of play when Hasek was around.

Should be the Edmonton trio, simply because Wayne was transcendent, Coffey was damn good, and Fuhr was above average and played well when it mattered.

I suppose the detroit older trio is an honorable mention? Howe's peak wasn't as high as Gretzky and that's the only thing that separates the two in my opinion.

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