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09-02-2013, 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Hawkman View Post
Agreed. I've never, ever heard anyone say before that Pronger was better than Lidstrom. Lidstrom is arguably top 10 all-time. When we ranked the top 70 ever in 2009, Pronger didn't make the top 70.
That's because Pronger wasn't as consistently good as Lidstrom.

But what if you could take Pronger at his peak vs Lidstrom at his peak for a playoff run?

The equation changes a bit. While I'm sure many would take Lidstrom still, I'd consider Pronger. Guy was almost a modern day version of Robinson, who could beat you with skill, defense or brutality.

It's a little like a Mike Gartner vs Cam Neely argument.

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