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04-22-2013, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by mmbt View Post
Oh they were high quality NHL players for sure. Still, any number of non-franchise level star players could have stood out on those teams just as much as Kariya did, not because Rucchin or Hebert were bad, but because they really shouldn't have been the next-best players on a quality team.
I think it's unfair to compare Kariya to other garden variety star players. He would have been the face of any franchise besides the Pens, Philly, Detroit and Colorado. He was a huge draw.

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