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02-02-2013, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by eva unit zero View Post
Chris Chelios
Look at the Chelios/Leetch/Housley and Chelios/Pronger/Stevens polls. The fact that Leetch and Stevens are getting votes ahead of Chelios is an absolutely insane suggestion to anyone who actually watched them all play during their careers. I'll leave the long-winded argument about that stuff for those threads.
i don't think too many people underrate trottier's contributions to the isles dynasty. i mean, isn't he consensus #2 or at worst 2a with bossy?

but definitely people tend to forget just how great peak chelios was, similar to the "howe effect," also arguably messier, where the longevity eclipses the ridiculously high level of play. of all defensemen i've seen, peak chelios in terms of his impact on the game is behind only bourque. an argument can be made that he's 2a with 2000 pronger, but even then i think i'd go with chelios. (i saw robinson and potvin, but not at their peaks.) yes, that includes lidstrom, though the margin is small.

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