ESPN's Decade's Top Players Missing Decade's Top Scorer
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12-18-2009, 08:51 AM
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it's ESPN, what did you expect?
the reason why Jagr was included and Thornton wasnt is because Thornton plays for a west coast team.
No, the reason why Jagr was picked is because he's Jaromir Jagr, not because he played in the East and Thornton is at the west coast.
Seeing how they counted from 1999 to 2009, having Jagr in there makes sense. 3x Art Ross, a Hart and even when he was struggling did he put up numbers that were close to the top. I'd definately put him in the top 10. He's more deserving than, say, Iginla. Apart from that, Jagr has a name that you simply cannot ignore.
I would have put Thornton ahead of Iginla as well.
The funny part about that article is the first sentence in the Brodeur snippet. He wasn't overlooked, he simply wasn't the best goalie, so why should he have won any Vezinas?
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