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06-15-2011, 11:11 PM
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There hasn't been a "megastar" since Hasek. Lemieux is the last forward "megastar".
Crosby and Ovechkin are at least two tiers below Lemieux -- players like Jagr being in the tier between them -- and they're the best in the league right now.
Quebec hasn't been very good at developing players for a while, but let's not pretend that "megastars", as you call them, are even remotely close to common. Guys like Lemieux are the kind that pop up once in a generation if we're lucky.
Don't be silly here. Crosby and OV are as big a star as you're going to get right now. That doesn't mean they're as good as Gretzky or Lemieux but that has absolutely nothing to do with what my point is.
Bottom line is that Quebec has stopped producing great players outside the goalie position. The only elite guy I can think of off the top of my head is Marty St. Louis. The days of Quebec producing the best in the game are long gone.
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