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02-08-2013, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Hardyvan123 View Post
He was the best playoff performer from 27-37 yes but I'll leave the Yzerman comp alone.

http://www.hockey-reference.com/play..._id=&is_active

Funny how Morenz sits well down on that list but ranks way higher than both Dionne and Boucher on the all time list.

Ironically both Frank and Marcel hit the post season all stars 4 times and 8 times respectively.

Frank has 3 1st team and 1 2nd team selection while Marcel has 2-2.

Point finishes are

Frank 2,3,3,4,6,6,7,10
Marcel 1,2,2,2,3,4,5,7

Even before taking into account the larger number of teams for Dionne he has the more impressive regular season record and with a worse supporting cast as well.

Playoffs don't make up enough of a difference IMO, especially with only 2 SC and a secondary role in the 2nd one
I think the scoring record (i.e. points finishes) is the most important thing to use to compare to star scoring centers. And Dionne appears to have an advantage.

However:

- Boucher was perhaps the best playoff forward of his era; Dionne was hugely disappointing in the playoffs.
- Boucher was excellent defensively; Dionne was average - at best.
- Boucher was primarily a playmaker and the points leaderboards of the era were biased against playmakers. In an era where assists were given out with the same frequency as the 70s (he'd have points finishes of 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 4, 4, 7, which, amazingly, happens to match Dionne's points finishes record almost perfectly (a 4 in place of a 5)

I have no problem with Boucher getting the very slight edge in an all-time comparison.

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