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12-14-2012, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Darth Yoda View Post
I think we need to give Forsberg credit for his defensive game as well. Seeing their career averages, where Forsberg played in the dead puck era, combining it with Foppa being a complete player, i cant see why he is'nt on the others level. As their careers have gone, Crosby is the only one with a clear chance of moving ahead of Foppa in actual quality of play. But becouse of injuries, maybe they'll all move past him for people not too concerned about peak.
The only non Penguin/Hab jersey I currently own is a Forsberg Avalanche Jersey. That being said, while he is the player I always patterned my game around he simply was not as good as Crosby/Malkin/Ovechkin at their highest level.

Forsbergs career high is 30 goals. He also couldn't stay healthy. He was a playoff warrior and is remembered greatly for that. That tends to scew his actual value. In his own era Jagr, Mario and Federov played at elite all time levels above him. He was consistenly outproduced by his teammate, Joe Sakic.

Forsberg is one of the most unique and awesome players in NHL history, and I'll agree he affected the game in many ways besides the scoresheet. However, Ovechkin netting goals, Crosby dominating in all facets of the game (mini-forsberg) while putting up the points and Malkin controlling the entire flow of a game are all better than Forsbergs game at their highest levels.

That isn't taking anything away from Peter the Great.

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