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06-04-2013, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Crease View Post
I don't dare take anything away from Leetch's Norrises, but second place finishes are noteworthy when the only person to defend better than you is the greatest hockey player this planet has ever produced. If Leetch broke into the league in the late 60s, what would his trophy case look like? I have Leetch ahead of Park at the moment, by the way.
Greatest ever is a debate for another day. I'd argue against greatest defenseman as well.

Originally Posted by Crease View Post
I think the argument for Park over Leetch comes down to the idea that Park was a better defensemen and simply had the unfortunate luck of being in the league at the same time as Bobby Orr. I don't know if its a valid argument, but it is certainly a compelling one.
It also comes down to tenure, consistency, winning the Cup, winning the Calder, and much much more. Leetch was pretty much a career Ranger. Brad wasn't (not his fault). That's enough for me.

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