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07-09-2013, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Jtown View Post
. Lidstrom was much less effective against larger guys.
Didn't watch the 1997 finals I see.

Speaking of Pronger...

Pronger for Shanahan is still an interesting trade. Many Blues fans were absolutely livid when it happen, and in some ways it cost Keenan his job. Yet in hindsight most fans would do the trade today.

But it's amusing when you look at the after effects of that trade. It got Detroit over the hump, at the expense of the Blues, and also eventually would lead to the Whalers/Canes franchise getting the Cup and another finals appearance. The Whalers/Canes went from Pronger - Shanahan - Primeau - Brind'Amour. Knowing the end result I assume everyone would still do that trade in that franchise.

I wouldn't call Pronger's career a disappointment. Being the #2, or #3, defenseman of your generation isn't any reason to be a disappointment.

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