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02-09-2013, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Estimated_Prophet View Post
Exactly!

He also listed Sakic and Niedermayer who are not generational talents. They were both great but not generational.

How Jagr gets left off of his list is also mindboggling. Lindros was also a generational talent who's career was cut short due to injuries. A generational talent is a player who is better than the other superstars and is virtually an unstoppable force at the height of their career.

Most recent generational talents IMO

Crosby
Malkin
Lidstrom
Jagr
Lindros
Bourque
Lemieux
Gretzky

Yzerman, Forsberg, Sakic, Hull, Selanne, Coffey, Leetch, Pronger, MacInnis, Niedermayer and Chara are all consistent superstars/stars but are not generational imo.
Lindros was dominant but for that long. He didn't define or shape a generation, he defined or shaped a 2 or 3 years. He never won a cup and in 20 years young sports fans won't know who he was the way we knew who Mikita, Orr, and Dionne were.

You could say Lindros was a generational talent, but you can't say he was a generational player.

Gretzky is not recent.

It's fascinating you include Jagr as an obvious generational talent, but not Mark Messier. Messier has better stats, and he led the 1990 Edmonton Oilers and 1994 NY Rangers to cups... Jagr led a lot of teams to 2nd round playoff exits.

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