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Re: NHL 100 Greatest Players List
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2017, 04:09:49 PM »
Lol.  Damn, man, hasn't the poor guy suffered enough...?

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Re: NHL 100 Greatest Players List
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2017, 04:18:50 PM »
None of those Blackhawks deserve to be there, like at all. Thornton > Toews, Malkin > Kane, Chara > Keith. But hey, at least NBC will have something to talk about in Chicago's next 10 Winter Classics.

Agreed.  Personally, I'd put Karlsson ahead of Keith, too.  If Kane hadn't had his monster year last year, not only would he not be on that list, he wouldn't even be a career PPG player, which he barely even is as it stands.  And the love that Toews continues to get just baffles me.

Here's the thing though, I think going into a list like this we should have known that one of the things the committee would lose their minds for is cups won. So no Karlsson or Thornton doesn't make sense, sure, but I get the fetishizing of cup winners.

(Because as questionable as Kane, Toews and Keith are, compare them to some of the 70's Habs making the list. Bob Gainey scored 502 points in 1100 games. I think Toews has that beat. Serge Savard made one NHL second all-star team. Keith at least is a multiple Norris winner.)

But no Malkin? That doesn't even fit with that criteria.
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Re: NHL 100 Greatest Players List
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2017, 06:05:51 PM »
Bob Gainey though could be the best defensive forward ever

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Re: NHL 100 Greatest Players List
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2017, 06:45:07 PM »
Bob Gainey though could be the best defensive forward ever

Even if that's true, and I don't know how you'd gauge that vs. Peca or Datsyuk or someone, let's look at their era-adjusted scoring and how that represents itself as an 82 game season:

Bob Gainey - 14 goals, 15 assists, 29 points

Jonathan Toews - 38 goals, 47 assists, 85 points

So is being the best defensive forward ever worth 56 points a year? Especially when compared to someone who is also an outstanding defensive forward? I don't know, I'll take the PPG Selke winner personally.
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