How do today's dmen stack up to the Orr/Potvin/Robbinson era?
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01-06-2004, 01:56 PM
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A lot of today's D would have done extremely well back then imo. I don't think the reverse is true however. Today's D are a lot more skilled and mobile, come on.
Your absolutely right. Comparing guys like pronger and lidstrom to the older guys isn't a good idea because they played in different eras with different styles of games.
However, when you start comparing the Bourques', Chelios', Mcinnis, they don't compare up to the older guys because they played during the same times when those older guys plade. Chelios was paired with Robinson and Bourque and Mcninnis were both i think drafted in 79 or right around there.
It's a different era and different style so its hard to compare.
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