Thread: Speculation: Off-Season 2013
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04-22-2013, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by 2 Weekes Notice View Post
Both of those teams have won a cup. They're competitive every year, but...

The 3 best defensemen of the last 20 years (Prongs, Niedermayer and Lidstrom for me) combined for 13 Finals appearances over their careers. They weren't the only stars on those teams, but neither would be Jones.

We've got the star forward, and more coming up the line. We've got a shot to close the circle if we're in place to pick Jones, IMO.
If Stamkos is our star forward, he's been nothing like it this year, despite what the stats may tell you.

Again, Lidstrom was one elite defenseman on the Wings those years (maybe Murphy in 1998-99). Pronger and Niedermayer were only together on the same team with the Ducks in one Finals appearance. The only arguments working in your favour is NJ who had Stevens and Niedermayer form a dynasty there and perhaps COL who had Blake and Foote.

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