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03-19-2013, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
Fedorov played with much better players than Selanne, but after 1995-96 in particular (when Coffey was traded Yzerman started getting the best linemates for good)
Have to jump in here. In 97 Yzerman played with Sandstrom and McCarty, hardly elite talent. Larionov played with Shanny and Lapointe, and Feds -- with Koz and Brown. Next year Yzerman got Holmstrom, and Fedorov got Gilchrist. Talent was spread very evenly. Up until 2002, when Detroit had the best line ever assembled (Yzerman-Fedorov-Shanahan)...on paper, that is

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