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01-15-2004, 12:29 PM
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Rather Gingerly 1*
 
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I think defensemen from the '70s era were better than defensemen today. Personally, I would much rather have a Larry Robinson than a Chris Pronger. There were a lot of underrated d-men from the '70s. A guy like Serge Savard is probably the smartest d-man I ever seen play the game.

The top defenseman from both eras:
1. Bobby Orr - We have nothing close to him today
2. Larry Robinson - Could dominate at so many areas.
3. Ray Bourque - Over 20 years is amazing. Not playing on a Cup winner until late hurt him somewhat.
4. Denis Potvin - Lethal wrist shot with devastating hits.
5. Chris Pronger - Injuries have cut him down somewhat though. Never played well in the big games like the above have.

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