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10-22-2013, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Dennis Bonvie View Post
Its only a recent phenomenon that Hart = best player. It could be argued easily that Clarke was more valuable to his team than Orr to his, without being the better player or having the better season.
for Clarke's first Hart maybe yes and even then was anyone more valuable to his team than Orr when he played in more than 20 games a season?

Even in 73 was Clarke that much better than say Rick MacLeish compared to a 101 point Orr to Phil's 130?

Orr was a plus 56 that year, the next best on hi team was surprise his D partner Dallas Smith at plus 38.

Clarke won 3 Harts yes but we should never confuse that to guys who never won and were every bit as valuable to their team, ie a Detroit guy who didn't make the cut this round.

Lots of players are as valuable or even more valuable to their team and they never get near a Hart.

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