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06-08-2013, 10:18 PM
Talks to Goalposts
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Originally Posted by Habs View Post
I'm not sure about that. He isn't nearly as talented as Lidstrom was, but his size just works in that Boston system. I know what you are saying, but Bourque couldn't win a cup with Boston, so I'm not sure Lidstrom would have delivered either.

Were you suggesting swapping Lidstrom with Chara would end up with the same results in Boston?

Bourque isn't behind this current squad, and played in a lower parity era. Its not a valid comparison.

I'm suggesting you have a an equally good squad with Lidstrom as Chara. Keep in mind these are the two guys that are far ahead of the pack in terms of 5 on 5 effectiveness in recent years. Not some flash in the pan like Karlsson.

The most important thing about Chara isn't that he's huge, its that's he's a superstar. He wouldn't be one without being huge maybe, but size on its own isn't the key point, being the best active shutdown defenseman is.

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