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01-20-2013, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
The incessant Lidstrom vs Bourque comparisons on the history board have led me to conclude the following:

Even strength offense: moderate edge Bourque
Even strength defense: slight edge Lidstrom
Even strength overall: slight edge Bourque

Powerplay: even

Penalty kill: very small advantage Bourque because he's tougher in front of the net

Overall, a small but clear edge to Bourque (mainly because of even strength offense). But the difference is small enough where picking Lidstrom first isn't that big a deal.
That's basically how it felt watching it them, in my opinion as well. Not sure the stats (well, I mean, roughly I do, but you know what I mean) but that just about sums up my opinion of them as well.


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