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09-22-2003, 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Danrik
Respectfully disagree. Let's compare their first full seasons:

Mike Comrie, Center, Edmonton Oilers
GP: 82
G: 33
A: 27
P: 60
+/-: +16
Minutes Per Game: 17.3
Points Per Game: 0.73

Henrik Zetterberg, LW/C, Detroit Red Wings
GP: 79
G: 22
A: 22
P: 44
+/-: +6
Minutes Per Game: 16.1
Points Per Game: 0.56

Not only did Comrie score more goals, assists, points and averaged more points a game than Zetterberg did in his first season, but he also averaged more than a minute more of ice time per game. Add to the fact that he had a better plus minus on a weaker team and I think I could quite safely say that Comrie is the better player.

But that's not to say that Zetterberg won't be a great player someday too, but I think I'd rather have Comrie than Zetterberg.

edit: Made an awkward sentence easier to understand.
I think that you would have to compare their first season in the league.

79 GP, 22-22-44pts, +6
41 GP, 8-14-22pts, +6/ Adjusted to 82GP, 16-28-44, +12

Both are smaller players who ultimately do the same thing. If you adjusted Comrie's points to a whole year he and Zetterberg produced about the same. Comrie has been around 3 years and I feel that after 3 years Zetterberg will be producing more so than Comrie. Zetterberg I feel is a more complete player. The wings rely on him for penalty killing as well as power play. When I watch Comrie I get the feeling that he is not the best defensivly.

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