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07-12-2013, 06:36 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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I hear that a lot, but I never thought it was close. Steven had a better peak and a longer career as a top defenseman.
I think the reason people think Niedermayer > Stevens is because Niedermayer could have played longer since his last season at 36 was still offensively great. Stevens by the end of the 94 lockout was strictly a great defensive defenseman till the end of his career.
By his own choosing, though. Stevens still had the offensive chops, he decided to remake himself into a defenseman who would win cups, not scoring trophies.
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