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03-15-2013, 06:53 AM
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Yamaguchi*
 
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Originally Posted by Sentinel View Post
I can't believe this goes on and on for 10 friggin' pages. Even if Selanne was better than Fedorov offensively, there is no way in hell this offensive advantage overcomes the chasm that is the difference in their defensive play.

Offense: Selanne > Fedorov
Defense: Selanne <<<< Fedorov

Regular season: Selanne > Fedorov (except 94 and 96)
Playoffs: Selanne << Fedorov

I do concede that Feds always left me wanting for more. But Bowman's system and his four-line-rotation principle hardly left room for individual accomplishments. In fact, I can argue that starting in 96-97 season Fedorov played on the THIRD line (behind Yzerman and Larionov-Shanahan). Fedorov did what he was asked to do.


I always prefer players who are able to raise their game when it matters the most (in the playoffs) and win it.


Who cares if you score 100 goals in a regular season but can't help your team win against a bunch of guys with not particularly impressive individual stats.

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