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02-03-2013, 01:57 PM
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I think when the dust is settled Thornton will have had the better career. Right now I think his peak is at least as good as Forsberg's. But the ungodly playoff resume of Forsberg seems to put him over the top for career now. But since Thornton is still playing, and still playing rather well, I can't imagine him having a worse career than Forsberg.

He is a player who badly needs a Cup, and if San Jose wins one we can assume he is a big part of it. A lot of all-time great players, in many sports, took until at least Thornton's age before they won anything. Steve Yzerman, John Elway, Pete Rose, Roger Clemens. All you need is a championship or two and the idea of you being a player who couldn't win anything all of the sudden turns to a "winner". And it's true, since it isn't easy to win a championship. Thornton's stock will just explode if he ever wins a Cup.

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