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03-15-2013, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by vadim sharifijanov View Post
EDIT: okay, that's a jerky and flippant response. but seriously, you're asking for numbers to back up something that can't be shown by numbers. the majority of people who here who don't count selanne as their favourite player will agree that fedorov was by a sizable margin a better defensive player than gilmour, brind'amour, francis, and even modano. are we all liars? are we all wings homers? were we all lost in fedorov's blue eyes?
No, I'm not asking for numbers. I'm asking for more than, 'well, he was really, really good!!!!!!!' Do you understand the difference? Do you understand capitalization?

And if you could read, you would note that I never denied that Fedorov was a great defensive player (overrated there, too, though). But he was a 70-point defensive center, and that is not enough to put you on par with the guys he is being put on par with here. Hell, its not even enough to get you past Selanne, IMO.

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