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12-31-2012, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
It is true we never saw Sundin quite hit the level of a 1994 Bure. Or maybe even a 2000 Bure. So I'll go with Pavel at his peak.

However, the remarkable consistency, reliability and health of Sundin has to come into play here. He would be the player you wanted for your franchise over Bure. Sundin was more of a team player, less erratic and seemed to make those around him better. Bure (much like a modern day version like Yakupov) is a guy who scored goals and wasn't thought of to do much else. Give me Sundin overall in that case, but Bure still had the best individual season
This is a hard one as Sundin has a 16 year prime and in lots of those seasons he has very little help in TO.

Bure has a better peak and is the better goalscorer but his prime was interrupted by injuries and Sundin has an overall game and consistency that matches up as well, in fact better, than any 5-7 year stretch Bure has.

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