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10-25-2012, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by John Holmes View Post

Sure, he is the team leader. He's just not a god among mortals like many of you like to portray him.

Let's look at a similar guy. Trevor Linden in Vancouver. He was that team for a lot of years. He probably did more community work than Alfredsson. He has a charitable foundation. He gave everything he had to that team and city. People love him there.

You don't hear Van Fan bleating on about how Trevor Linden was god, etc.

Anyway as I said, I am not trying to convince anyone of anything. To quote the great Dandyman, "you're allowed to be wrong".
I think he's closer to Trevor Linden than he is to Mark Messier, but he's still better than Trevor Linden.

I think Jarome Iginla is a good comparable. Finals appearance, no Cups, a few good seasons, consistent production, face of the franchise for a good period of time.

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