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05-19-2005, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Zine

LaFontaine was a great player (HOF worthy) but not THAT great. There are players in today's game that are better than LaFontaine was in his prime.

Pat did play for 14 years (10 seasons of 67+ games). No cups, no scoring titles, no Harts, etc. Never made NHL 1st team, only made 2nd team once ('93).
I'd say Forsberg is certainly a notch above him.
Not saying Forsberg isn't better but Lafontaine didn't play on a stacked Avs team and didn't have to go against Gretzky every year for hardware.

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