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12-22-2012, 03:18 AM
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As much as Yzerman is being underrated here, Messier had the better career.

I always liked the Sakic Vs Yzerman argument over Messier.

Yzerman was an elite talent for sure, but Messier was one of those generational players that you rarely see. Who else plays like him now? (Not Taylor hall....)

The reason the Oilers were so dominant is because they had 3 generational talents in Gretzky, Messier and Coffey and a very good supporting cast.

I agree for sure that Yzerman was a better goal scorer and later on much better defensively.

But the argument was about their careers. And despite being a jerk at times, Messier wins easily.

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