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01-11-2009, 06:12 PM
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As I mentioned already, Zetterberg played with Samuelsson and Holmstrom in '05/'06 and scored 39 goals and 85 points. Samuelsson and Holmstrom also had career years. Datsyuk, on the other hand, was setting up Shanahan and ended up with two more points than Hank.
Zetterberg has a Smythe on his resume. You can say all you want, but that must be taken into consideration.
I've said pretty much all I believe in this thread. You're pretty biased towards Datsyuk and that's evident. He's out-performed Zetterberg so far but Zetterberg outperformed him in the playoffs last year. I think the two are extremely close, so close that there's not much of a point in arguing.
Hank will re-sign for a reasonable deal.
Datsyuk played with Shanahan and Draper and it was a terrible line, you know it and I know it. It was three people, on a line with no chemistry.
The argument before this season was that Zetterberg and Datsyuk were basically equal. They play on the same team, in the same system and get the same amount of ice time. They also play the same position so comparing them is extremely easy.
So yes, if one outscores the other its easy to say which is better. The fact that Datsyuk is the one outscoring Hank is the reason you say its "Too close to call". Its also the reason why you reference points per game instead of actual points scored.
Zetterberg is quickly becoming the second coming of Forsberg. In the sense people care more about what he could do instead of what he really is doing. Forsberg, at the pace he was scoring last season, COULD have scored 150 points. On the other hand, he rarely played.
Hank scored four more points than Datsyuk in the playoffs. He scored one more than Hossa in one more game. Don't act like he was unbelievably better than the rest.
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