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02-09-2013, 04:08 PM
vadim sharifijanov
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i side with sakic, and always have, by a slight but definite margin.

but re: sakic's quiet leadership, i get that he was respected and that his intensity and focus and clutchness were a huge deal to his teammates. but in terms of being a leader in the more obvious messier-like sense, i wonder whether the avs would have been less successful if patrick roy had been the exact same goalie but without being the leader that he was. always felt to me like the addition of roy (and claude lemieux, and mike keane) really changed the culture of that team.

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