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12-09-2012, 03:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Ogopogo View Post
Janney? That is clear evidence you value style over substance. Actual production always trumps prettiness. I use precise context. Style is worthless, production is everything. When a pretty goal or assist counts 2 on the scoreboard, then style will matter, until then it is just something to fill up the highlight shows. Substance wins games, style does not. Substance builds great careers, style does not - just ask Linus Omark.

1 Wayne Gretzky
2 Gordie Howe
3 Adam Oates
4 Frank Boucher
5 Mario Lemieux
6 Andy Bathgate
7 Phil Esposito
8 Stan Mikita
9 Bobby Orr
10 Bill Cowley
11 Jean Beliveau
12 Jaromir Jagr
13 Elmer Lach
14 Ted Lindsay
15 Joe Thornton
16 Paul Coffey
17 Marcel Dionne
18 Guy Lafleur
19 Bryan Trottier
20 Bobby Clarke
If production is everything, I don't know how you could have Esposito more than 13 spots higher than Al MacInnis - even in the category of "play-making". Both were certainly shoot first, dish second guys.

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