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06-13-2009, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by PatTraverse View Post
The problem with guys like Hossa and Thornton is that they command superstar money only to become support players during the playoffs and that's a big no-no in the salary cap era where you can't really have a super stacked team for a long time.

Those guys are the type of players that if they played on a dynasty they would go in the HOF not because they were go-to guys but because they played on dominant teams.
You can't put the same label on Hossa as Thornton has. Yeah he struggled in the finals, maybe his conscience had the best of him...but last year he was 1 point from leading Pittsburgh in scoring and before the finals he was right up there with the top scorers on Detroit. He has 76 career points in 98 career games including 41 the last 43 games the last 2 years.

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