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08-25-2010, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by JackSlater View Post
Toronto is clearly better in terms of goaltending and defencemen. In terms of forwards Pittsburgh would have a superior first line, possibly even a better second line depending on how highly you rate Crosby/Malkin, but Toronto's bottom lines would be much better than those for Pittsburgh. Toronto had all kinds of great forwards before Pittsburgh even existed as a franchise.
That's the thing though. They didn't really have all kinds. Historically Toronto lacks elite players at all position's, and even depth of really solid players. I think every original 6 team is better in an all time sense, except maybe the Rangers. On top of that many other teams who haven't been around as long seem to have comparable depth and better top end talent. I may start a thread.

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