Best Playmaker: Crosby vs. Forsberg vs. Jagr
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12-16-2012, 04:06 PM
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Jagr also played on the second line in six of his first seven seasons, and only saw significant PP time with Lemieux in one season. Crosby has played primarily on the first line when healthy and has played on the first PP unit with Malkin.
So if we take years of Jagr's that compare to Crosby's situation with Malkin (playing on one of two high scoring lines, and a stacked 1st PP unit), we can take 1995-96 a the only comparable.
Crosby doesn't do well against that season of Jagr's.
That's bias if I've ever heard it. "Unfortunately, the only comparison I can use is Jagr's all-time highest scoring season."
Look, all I'm saying is that Crosby in his first 7 seasons was a better playmaker than both Jagr and Forsberg. Prime Jagr was one of the most dominant offensive players in the history of hockey, and Crosby can only hope that he one day reaches Jagr's levels of dominance. However, none of that changes the fact that Crosby was a better playmaker through 7 years of NHL hockey than Jagr was. That's all I'm saying. I'm not saying it's definitely Crosby, there are certainly some great arguments in Jagr's favour, but there is also reason to choose Crosby.
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