But this is a different era Manta...and correct me if I am wrong, didn't Datsyuk play against Crosby...
Of course not, nor was Gainey, Carbonneau, Lehtinen or Drapper their teams just won Championships by happenstance.
Don't you have to pretend your doing something important about now?
Pittsburgh won without any HUGE AWESOME checking liner. You mention Jere Lehtninen, who's team has been a wreck in recent memory. The Ducks won Moen, Pahlsson and Niedermayer...all of which who were younger, faster than Madden.