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10-30-2012, 02:36 PM
Dennis Bonvie
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Originally Posted by lazerbullet View Post
I hope you are okay over there.

That's a good point obviously. But in my opinion when two players are so close in "pure" talent and being above peers, then something like a career length has to separate them.

Lets suppose Crosby never has a healthy season and he is forced to hang them up. While Malkin continues to play at his current level until he is 35-36 years old. Wouldn't you rank Malkin above Crosby on such all-time lists?

To explain further, I think that Crosby is a slightly better player, but Malkin already has a bit more accomplishments in his career. All this is arguable and I don't wish to discuss fairness of my opinion regarding Crosby and Malkin.
I understand your thinking.

In fact, I would say that's the way the majority look at these comparisons.

I guess I just see Orr as that much better than all the rest.

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