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03-15-2013, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by DisgruntledGoat View Post
The only people making that argument are the pro-Fedorov crowd who want to pretend that playing with Coffey, Yzerman, Kozlov, Lidstrom, etc magically did not benefit Fedorov in any way.
As I have noted before, Fedorov was rarely on the ice with Yzerman, or Shanahan for that matter.

In contrast, Selanne was always on the ice with Zhamnov/Tkachuk, and then later Kariya/Rucchin, followed later in his career by Ryan/Koivu. That's a huge difference in quality of linemates from Kozlov/Brown. Selanne also had (over the years) Housley, B.Mironov, Numminen, D.Mironov, Olausson, and Tverdovsky. It's not as if he was lacking in at least one offensively skilled defenseman at a given time.

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