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11-13-2008, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Frolov 6'3 View Post
Yeah that one year will make a difference..

If both players put up similar numbers in the next decade than this dude probably still come up with this argument. Last season Kopitar scored 32 goals and 77 points. First Kane need to match that, you do realize that ?

Secondly, of course Kopitar is just a solid-two player with no skill...

I'm one of the biggest Kane fans here and can fully see why people love him, but at least talk some sense into us and not this nonsense.
It's just an opinion. For the record I rate Kopitar ahead of my favorite player, Hemsky. Kopitar is a top 10 25 and under player in the league, just a few notches below Kane in my opinion. I never said Kopitar isn't a skill player. What I meant was that the two-way young players comprise less of top tier compared to more pure skill and offense guys like Stastny and Kane. Both Kane and Kopitar are at the top of their small, respective categories. When you look at the trajectory of the development of a player like Kane you might notice that so far it's not unlike a Hawerchuk or Yzerman-type path of development, taking different eras into account. Kopitar still looks more like someone who'll steadily improve like an Iginla or something.

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