Thread: HockeyBuzz: Spezza to edmonton
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02-07-2011, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Wondercarrot View Post
yes agreed, they are so far on pace for having and endless number of crappy seasons.
One of the teams you are comparing Edmonton to happens to have the best player in the world and probably the 3rd or 4th best player in the world.
the other not only had Toews and Kane but also Keith and Seabrooke on defence.

so who are edmonton's Keith and Seabrooke? or do you not have a current or future team canada pairing on your roster?

Edmonton is young, edmonton has young players who look very promising, that's where the similarity ends.
I don't think anyone expected Keith and Seabrook to end up as good as they are, but for arguments sake, Petry and Marincin are looking like they could be. Keith and Seabrook looked no better than Petry does right now then, and Marincin has a ton of upside. In 05/06 or 06/07, if you asked anyone if Keith and Seabrook would end up as two of Canada's defensemen at the Olympics, you would have been laughed at.

And who is to say that Taylor Hall doesn't end up a top 5 or 10 player in the NHL? Remember that Ovechkin was a year older in that rookie season, and Crosby had Lemieux, where Hall has...Horcoff? And how can they be equal in "endless crappy seasons" when all three of those teams didn't have "endless" crappy seasons, and Edmonton, so far, hasn't had near the streak of garbage seasons those teams did?

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