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03-02-2011, 11:15 AM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lumberton, NJ
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It makes no sense to hate on Toews, when we all love Richards. Both guys are great players who play a similar game. Chicago is 7-1-2 in their last 10 games BTW, and Toews has been on fire.
Of course it was stupid for TSN to rank Toews has the NHL's 3rd best forward before the season, but the guy is a gamer, like Richards, pure and simple. Watching them both play on the same line for Team Canada was awesome
I don't hate on Toews. I make fun of the people who worship Toews. If you saw the thread about Toews saving hockey, you would too. It was hilarious. That and TSN ranking Toews in the top 3.
As a fact though, I don't take Toews' offense right now all that seriously. He gets roughly 2 minutes of EV TOI more than our top forwards which is roughly 164 minutes more time per season. You can do a lot of damage in that.
I don't think he's a better offensive player than Richards yet, and I don't think he's better defensively. While I do think Toews will surpass Richards offensively, I'm not so sure if it'll happen defensively.
Toews would however be the second best forward overall on our team. Offensively? I'd argue that he'd be 5th best.
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