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01-06-2013, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
I agree teams were built around Tkachuk (even though he wasn't much of a leader). No argument Tkachuk is #1 out of those three, but what did Nolan do in his career better than Tocchet? I think anyone is going to be a complementary player with Mario Lemieux on their team. Tocchet had a couple seasons where he was the best Flyer on his team. Either way, I don't think you win if Nolan or Tocchet are your best players. I just don't see the reason Nolan would be ahead of Tocchet.
Me neither, and that's from a Habs fan with closet Nordique loyalties as a former Citadels' season ticket holder. Maybe lots of creative points counting/"measuring" of offense, with Nolan getting a LOT more miles from his PP goals/points planting his butt in front of a Sakic/Sundin/Forsberg powerplay than any stretch of "Lemieux effect" Tocchet may have enjoyed, a blip of a rebound high in '99/00, and not enough focus on just how one-dimensional he was compared to Tocchet anyway.

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