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12-27-2008, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Lee Van Cleef View Post
Do you really think Savard is better than Thornton?
I think he is having the better season for sure, and I don't know how you can argue he isn't. Will that keep up for the remainder of the year? I don't know. Clearly Thornton has been the better player en total since the lockout.

It's the same as Clowe and Kobasew. They are the same age, and Kobasew has been better over the course of their careers, but that doesn't mean that Clowe isn't having the better year this year (and I will readily admit that the edge Clowe has over Kobasew this year is greater than the edge that Savard has over Thornton this year).

I just chose these 2 players to illustrate the greater point: just because 1 player might be "better" historically than another doesn't mean that the "lesser" player can't outperform him in any 1 season.

So, while Thornton may be the better player, RIGHT NOW he is being outperformed by Savard.

Now answer my question: Do you think Thornton is having the better season thus far? If so, what evidence do you have to back that up?

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