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05-27-2013, 11:11 PM
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Cook's resume is similar to Boucher's. Three 1st AST, one 2nd AST; two Cups; 8 times top 10 in goals, 3 times led the league; 7 times top 10 in pts, 5 times top 5, twice led the league. If it puts Boucher's and Cook's three 1st All Star Team selections in any perspective, we just did an NYR all-time top centers vote, and aside from Boucher's three, only Messier won a 1st All Star Team selection. And he did it once. Cook and Boucher both won it three times. Boucher and Cook also had excellent seasons before the All Star team selections existed. They likely would have had more.
Ah, but a little perspective is required in a league with 6 teams and a league with 30, don't you think?

AST's aren't terribly important to me and there are certain things that can't be measured by points alone. Leadership. Toughness. Moments ("the guarantee"). Removing 54 years of futility. There's just more to it than that.

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