Marcel Dionne says "Kopitar needs to make a decision"
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03-03-2012, 05:05 PM
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How many NHL forwards are elite, by your standards?
Elite players are those considered among the top 5-10 best in their respective positions. Those who lead their teams offensively and make those around them better are elite caliber players. Giroux is among those types of players along with Malkin, Datsyuk, Toews, Sedin, Stamkos, players who raise their level of play when their team needs them most.
Kopitar can fit into that category if he did some of the things those players have done, which is elevate his game and his team. We have yet to see him do that. Until he does, he's much like a Ribeiro, a great flashy player who puts up impressive numbers during the course of the regular season.
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