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08-25-2010, 02:51 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: San Diego
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I wouldn't rank Jagr that high. For me, it's 99 and 66 and nobody close.
Among forwards, I agree entirely. And have stated as much for year here. I don't even include #66 and #99 in many discussions like this. For they transcend the expectations/defintion of "a hockey player" as we know it. Seriously.
I was trying to explain to the poster why Jagr would be ranked as high as he is, if in fact, factors other than pure offensive skills should matter.
That "best at one dimension" argument is perfectly valid. But let's be careful where we draw that line.
You are preaching to the choir. You see it daily acorss HF, where a player's lousy play away from the puck is passed off as immaterial because "he can get you 20 goals and 50 points and we need offense!"
Missing the forest for the trees, fantasy league style.
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