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01-20-2013, 05:42 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.
Yeah, that sounds about right. Bourque is the more well-rounded player, and easier to build around in ATD terms. When I owned Lidstrom, I felt that it was important to get him a physical partner who could bring some offense at even strength. I managed to do that pretty well, but still, it was something I had to consider. Bourque doesn't need any particular quality in his partner, aside from just generally not sucking. I see that as an advantage.

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Ray Ray still have a longevity edge on Lids?

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