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07-17-2013, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Illinihockey View Post
I liked Ladd, but in 2010 he played less minutes per game than Kruger and Frolik did this past playoff run but people act like he was some force of nature all season and in the playoffs. He's become the most overrated Blackhawk of all time. He is, and was, a great player, but he didn't do a whole lot other than bust open Ryan Kesler's eye and score that OT winner against Vancouver. Before this last playoff run I was trying to tell people that Brian Bickell is every bit as impactful as Ladd but I was wrong, he was even better.
Statistically maybe, but as far as hockey talents go it isn't even close. Ladd is far and away the better competitor and it's a position I've always maintained.

If Bickell showed anywhere near the heart Ladd showed during his tenure as a Blackhawk we would be celebrating our third cup in four years.

Andrew is a difference maker night in night out. Bickell isn't.

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