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12-28-2012, 02:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
In my honest opinion they both complemented each other very well and while I would personally take Lafontaine as the better overall offensive player who also had a better year, I think the truth is that these two were a match made in heaven. Plus Mogilny went down with an awful injury in the 1993 playoffs in a year he was playing very well. Buffalo eventually got swept by Montreal in that series (although they likely still lose). So yeah, I think when comparing Mogilny to Palffy you would have to say that Mogilny could and would enhance the success of a team to a better extent.
I think 1992-93 Mogilny was better than anything Palffy did, but how often did Almo come close to that level again?

I think the correct answer here is that Mogilny was better at his best, but Palffy was at his best more often.

It's easy to forget just how little help Palffy had most of the time. Check out the 2002-03 LA Kings:

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