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09-01-2013, 07:43 PM
Poulin 0n My St1ck
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Originally Posted by nowhereman View Post
Yes, but that would mean there were really only three generational talents in the history of the game.

I think Howe, Crosby, Hasek, Hull, Richard, and Harvey were/are all generational talents, even though they're not on Gretzky/Orr/Mario's level. Lidstrom is right on the cusp. He was never THAT much better than his pears but he was still the best, for quite a long period of time. He's right there with Bourque, IMO. I could either way, especially since "generational talent" is such a nebulous term.
He might not have been that much better than his pears, but he was better than 99% of his peers in the NHL during his career.

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