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03-15-2013, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
Okay, well it seems like you have a firm grasp of reality; we just differ in judgments.
In a thread about my favorite player, I consider that a compliment.

Originally Posted by Syckle78 View Post
What does your educated guess tell you about Selanne om the Wings at that time? How many points does he put up not being able to focus entirely on offense? What does he do with inferior linemates? Getting less ice time because you have two top lines? Less prime pp minutes?
Selanne only saw two-and-a-half more minutes per game than Fedorov in 1998 (and less powerplay time), and only one minute more per game than Yzerman in 1999. I'm not seeing how it would be too jarring with a less-focused defensive matchup, especially with more passing options on the powerplay (which killed Selanne's production in 1998).

Originally Posted by DisgruntledGoat View Post
During those four years, he was the best offensive player through four rounds twice: 1995 against a trap-centric Devils team, and 1998 against a 'miracle-run' Captials team.
I'd give Yzerman that one.

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