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05-18-2005, 10:25 PM
God Bless Canada
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I'm saying who was better. I'm saying that Forsberg, if he were to retire today, would be in a similar boat to LaFontaine: a shortened career with some absolutely dazzling seasons (LaFontaine put up two of the best years I've ever seen in 1990 and 1993, both deserving of strong Hart consideration), and some other years cut short by injury. LaFontaine would have been a gimmie for HHOF induction if he'd not been hampered by injuries. As it is, he got in on his third attempt. Forsberg, if he doesn't come back, or if his career were to end next season due to injury, won't get in on his first attempt because of longevity, but he will get in eventually.

And LaFontaine in his prime was better than pretty much anyone in today's NHL.

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