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08-12-2010, 08:57 AM
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The thing about Francis is he was so quiet.

He wasn't flashy like the..Finnish Flash.

I read a quote about him when he was inducted I think.. and the interviewer asked him how he would describe his game.

Francis said something along the lines of leaving it all out there every game and being a blue collar type worker.. but hopefully with white collar results.

I think that sums him up well. I mean 15 seasons of 75+ points to go with his leadership and two-way play is an amazing career.

You can say he played with Mario or Jagr but for large amounts of his career he didn't. And he was a 100 point man in Hartford too.

To me he is like a better version of Sundin. Sort of the same level of production you can pencil him in for every year. (Sundin being the better goal scorer and Francis the better playmaker obviously) But add in leadership and better two way play.

I have to give Selanne the nod for peak but for career it isn't close for me.. Francis.

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