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04-27-2011, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Inferno272 View Post
do you think he's a franchise player? i think it comes down to that. do you think he was capable of being a franchise player. I do, Jagr did, so that's the basis of my argument. Pick any name from any team if those names i mentioned ruffle your feathers.

Nash, Thornton, Kovalchuk, Ovechkin, Lundqvist, Parise, etc

pick whichever one you want, and my argument remains the same. Take them off their roster and does the franchises history change?

Was Parise a franchise player before he got into the league? no. Cherepanov, before he died, was playing at the same pace Jaromir Jagr was over there.
Calling someone a great nhl player who never played in the nhl is beyond ridiculous. Lots of number 1 pics were not franchise players. You can believe what you want and maybe it would have been so or maybe he did not have enough to stick in the nhl. Comparing to Crosby? Really?

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