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10-05-2003, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Habs

Yeah, lets make a short list..

Heatley.. Thornton, Samsonov..Iginala,Hejduk..Gaborik, Kovalchuk, Richards, Hossa, Gagne, Lecavallier .. etc etc etc...

They all suck. I can see how Gomez would top your list. There is absolutely no talent since Mogilny and Selanne made the leap to the NHL.

If Gomez would have been at the AllStar Game last year, he would have smashed Heatley's goal total.

All the above players have not panned out at all. They could only wish to have the skills Scotty Gomez does. Matter of fact, they should change the name of the Maurice Richard trophy, to the Scotty Gomez.

All hail Gomez.
I think you misunderstood his point. He is saying that players in their first year are not having great seasons the way Gomez, Mogilny and Selanne did. It used to be fairly common that a highly rated rookie could hop in and put up some great numbers, where as now even the highly rated rookies usually take 2 to 3 years to really be a force. Thornton had a very so so rookie season, Samsonov was only okay, Iginla was nothing special his first year. Yes these players are stars now but in their first seasons they were not huge factors.

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