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02-11-2013, 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by glovesave_35 View Post
Zubov was a more unique player than Modano. It's hard to compare between positions but for the better part of their careers Zubov was a better defenseman than Modano was a forward. Zubov also dictated the tempo of games, games Modano was playing in, games Modano never had the same impact on. Modano was great, and under-appreciated in his own right, but to me that says a lot about Zubov.
I agree about your points on Zubov, but I also think Modano was that guy that controled the tempo. Like you said just from a different position so hard to compare. I know living by Edmonton, especially during all those playoff natyles, Modano was "the guy"first and foremost but it was both he and Zubov that struck absolute fear in to everyone. They were the two that were head and shoulders above everyone else and nobody could match or keep up with. Id say it was the same for all opponents.

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