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11-19-2003, 04:02 PM
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Joe Sakic vs Peter Forsberg

If both were 18 year olds and you could draft either one to start your franchise, who would it be? Both are superb offensively and can play on both sides of the puck contributing defensively when needed. Both are great centers and are both leaders in their own ways. While Forsberg has won an Art Ross award and is more rugged, you must also take his injury-proneness into consideration.

Sakic has till now, 1331 points in 1092 games in 16 seasons and 157 playoff points in 142 games.
Forsberg has till now, 705 points in 552 games in 9 seasons and having 143 playoff points in 122 playoff games.

One must also consider the fact that Sakic played in a more offensively-friendly era. But one should also take into account that while Forsberg's point-per-game ratio is higher, he has never scored more than 30 goals a season while sakic had two 50+ goal seasons and two 48 goal seasons.

If you could take one to start your franchise, who would it be? and why?



I will give my personal choice later

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