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10-31-2012, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by overpass View Post
OK, so why not value players with an eye toward enjoyment provided rather than ability to earn a salary?
I'm not valuing players directly based on their ability to earn salary. I'm simply saying that I would factor it in to assessing their careers. One could believe that Forsberg or Lindros were better at their peak than were Sakic or Selanne... and yet still believe that if Sakic or Selanne could have played more physically, increased their peak value, and had shortened careers in the process. Maybe these players are not the best 4 to use as an example, but I'm sure there are players who definitely decided (whether for financial or personal reasons... whether consciously or unconsciously) to prolong a very productive career by not playing a style that may compromise that possibility.

As far as valuing players based on enjoyment... well, I think that list would look different than one based on value for many of us.

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