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08-24-2011, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by AlphaQUp View Post
Actually, IMO, the closest player we have to those guys currently is probably Lidstrom. Mario was a bit of a whiner himself when he played. Another current guy that comes to mind is Datsyuk. Guys that are class acts all around and have the skill to leave others in the dust. That's what I think of when I think of guys like Germany WOW mentioned. Crosby only has half the formula.
I'm strictly discussing on-ice play. Frankly, I could not care less about "class" on the ice when discussing a player's talent, caliber, or effect on tha game. Crosby certainly isn't the cleanest player in the league, but he's no Matt Cooke or Patrick Kaleta.

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