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03-19-2013, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by KingForsberg View Post
Bringing up Niedermayer/Pronger to back up your argument is a cop out. They were great players, that's why I didn't comment on that. But Getzlaf and Perry were not star players when Selanne came back to the Ducks. Saying otherwise is re writing history after the fact. They were no better than Slava Kozlov in from 2005 - 07.
I think it's fair game to mention Niedermayer (though after Selanne's 2005-06 without Pronger, I don't think we can give Pronger much offensive credit for Selanne's 2006-07 - even though Pronger was the best player on the team). I just don't see why he said Getzlaf/Perry and not McDonald though (other than a visceral response to the marquee names that they have since become). McDonald was Selanne's center, and he had two really good seasons with Selanne.

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