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02-18-2013, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by eva unit zero View Post
Yzerman had already led a sub-.500 (78 points) Wings team to the conference finals and proceeded to personally perform shutdown duties on a peak Wayne Gretzky.
For the record I voted Yzerman. I do give him credit for being behind only Gretzky and Lemieux offensively while playing with Probert and Gallant.

Yzerman had the one major season that stands out - but I'd be a hypocrite to use that season as my argument when I'm not using it to rank Lafontaine over Modano in the Best Americans thread.

But I do however put Yzerman slightly ahead of Sakic. I think he had more of the ability to make everyone on the other team look stupid. As was stated, the only real wrong answer is if someone pretends there's some kind of significant gap - there just isn't.

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