How do today's dmen stack up to the Orr/Potvin/Robbinson era?
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12-15-2003, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by
Big Cat Davo
Brad Park was a terrible defenseman . . . I thought he was easily the worst player on the ice for canada in 72. I would compare him to Sandish Ozolinsh, not even close to a top 10 dman. As for todays very best Borque, Blake, Chelios, Lidstrom and maybe even Scott Stevens I would say they rank even with the big names from the past era.
I couldn't disagree more about Park. IMO, he was only a notch or two below Potvin. Far superior to Ozo (who is just plain bad in his own end as well as being overrated offensively).
I agree with you about Borque, Chelios, Lidstrom, and Stevens (and I'd also add Pronger and Foote), don't agree with you about Blake. His defensive game is several notches below the other guys, IMO.
Trottier, you are right, hard to compare given the changes in the game. Still, if Potvin and Robbinson where around these days, I bet they be ranked one and two in the league.
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