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10-05-2003, 06:02 AM
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Originally Posted by monster_bertuzzi
I insist

starting with the defenceman:

Lidstrom
Pronger

(thats two)

Forsberg
Modano
Fedorov
Naslund
Bertuzzi
Heatley
Thornton
Jagr
Sakic
Gaborik (lets not forget the system he's trapped in)


Well, thats about 10 or 15, but you get the point. :p
I disagree with Pronger, Bertuzzi, Heatley, Jagr and Gaborik. Pronger is a question mark. Bertuzzi is equal (he's a traditional, one-dimensional power forward) . Heatley is a defensive seive. Jagr is starting to show signs of aging and a lack of discipline. Gaborik is not as good as Hossa.

And why did you include Lidstrom? Best D in the league, but it'd be stupid to compare a forward with a D. I'd also give a good run at some of the others left on your list based on age alone. I agree that Forsberg, Federov, Naslund, Thorton and Sakic are currently at the top. But you could also point out that, except for Thorton, they're all considerably older than Hossa who is only 24.