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04-10-2012, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by KingWantsCup View Post
If Jordan's Bulls sucked, it wouldn't have helped Jordan's marketability. He still would have been popular, but take away his 5 or 6 rings and he wouldn't have been nearly as big.

Stamkos has to prove he's more than big stats, he has to prove he's a winner. (Unfortunately) that's something that Crosby has done and why he is the NHL's poster boy.
While you do bring up a good point that Stamkos might have to win to be marketed, Crosby was being marketed even before he won the cup in '09. If they can market Crosby before he was a "winner", I don't understand why they can't market Stamkos.

Even better, why don't they market a player like Toews, who is already a winner.

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