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04-17-2013, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Epsilon View Post
That's actually not what was started arguing, although I can see how the last sentence of that post may have came off that way. If you'll look back to where I got into this thread, I was arguing against the assertion that Selanne was a half-level or even full level below Kariya, and the comparison that the difference between them was like the difference between Wayne/Mario (I refuse to acknowledge eva's consistent attempts to put Yzerman in that tier) and everyone else in the 1980s.
Yeah I don't think there was a world of difference between them at that time. And they were so dynamic together too.

I do know Kariya was more highly regarded at the time, though.

My opinion is only that Kariya was younger, still improving and had more upside. He (and we) really got robbed of what was shaping up to be a special career by Suter.

Guy went 2/2 gooning Canadian stars and derailing them.

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