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08-09-2008, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
But they both have a Hart trophy, so they were recognized as the best forward in the world for the same amount of time (1 year).

Offensively, they were both overshadowed by Jagr most years.
They do, but honestly, I think the Hart should be more defined as "best season" than "best player in the world"... Forsberg was still widely considered a much better, more dominant player than Martin St-Louis, even though he did win the Hart the same year. Brodeur was still seen as a superior goaltender even though Theodore won the Hart trophy. I think Forsberg has been considered the best overall forward in the NHL for many years in the early 2000s, while I don't remember Sakic ever being adressed this way.

But this is splitting hair when talking about players of that quality!

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