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11-22-2012, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Fred Taylor View Post
If you expect Crosby to eclipse Trottier, isn't that likely because you think he's the better player? Because that's what I want to know, I'm already aware that Crosby's career doesn't quite matchup yet (considering he's only 7 years into it and already missed substantial time).
Trottier's relative durability speaks in his favour IMO.

If you were asking, who is the more skilled player, I don't think there would be any contest.

When you get around to "better" or "more valuable", it starts to get a bit murky.

Trottier is also a tremendous physical and defensive hockey player, and a good face-off man, which the stats don't always demonstrate.

If I could build a franchise tomorrow with both guys as rookies, which guy would I choose?

Tough, but I'd go with Trottier, based on my expectations for his health and all-around game.

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