Sundin vs Alfie
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01-17-2013, 08:17 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
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Sundin missed half a season in his prime and a full season when he was a 70+ point player. Alfredsson missed one in his prime and half a season when he was a 50(?) point player. Really not enough to move the needle one way or another.
To be fair, the shortened season in 94/95 may have had an affect on Alfredsson making the team vs staying in Sweden at the time. Ottawa was seriously weak at RW (and just about every other position) that year and he had just come off a pretty good season in the SEL; he would have had a very good opportunity to make the team in a prominent role (like he did the following season). It's likely he committed to his SEL team when the lockout occurred and had no motivation to try to make the sens mid SEL Season.
So, you could say Alfredsson was potentially affected by all 3 lockouts, though 1 is purely speculation.
That said, don't really care in debating who was "better" both were/are great for their respective teams.
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