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01-28-2011, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by jepjepjoo View Post
I've always thought that Messier along with Sakic were one of the most overrated players in the NHL history. Both mostly due to "intangibles".
Although Sakic was better offensively than Messier and better defensively as well, especially later in his career.

In terms of intangibles though, people overrate them because they overrate the importance of these perceived intangibles that these two players had.

Messier was a good leader early in his career but in total of his 25 seasons he was mediocre and was rather a poor captain for a good 10 seasons.

Sakic was also top 10 or top 15 for longer than Messier was.

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