Messier vs. Esposito
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12-11-2012, 07:55 PM
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It’s not about style vs. substance. It’s about context and watching how those assists transpire. You are clearly making no attempt whatsoever to separate Esposito from his unique team situation and are taking all his assists at face value, if you think he is the #7 playmaker of all-time.
In fairness… yes. That’s still “making the play”. He did something that led to a goal. It’s not easy to put a lot of pucks on the net. That is a skill.
Agree with the 1st part obviosuly but to the 2nd part does Phil really jump to mind when the term "playmaker" is used?
Maybe it's just me, but when I think playmaker I think of guys like Gretzky, Oates, Mario, Hank and yes even Janney who were just great dammed passers of the puck.
Phil is more of a "creates offense guy" like AO IMO.
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