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02-10-2013, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Eskimo44 View Post
Just a terrific and well thought out response. BTW he's right Selanne isn't even a sure bet to be a top 50 forward. People forget about some of these guys but there are players like Sittler, Keon, Cournoyer, Gefferion, Hawerchuck, Bucyk, Kurri, Francis, Bure, Kelly, Shutt, Lafleur, Lach, Morenz, ect... that are very arguably in his range of greatness (or well above). I could list 50 or close to it players that were better or at least arguably better than Selanne. I can't believe how overrated he is if people think he's close to top 10.
I'm not thinking Selšnne is a top 10 forward, but get out of here! Lafleur is the only one on that list that is better and it is not a big difference. This is not only about NHL, also about international play. This is also about career, not only peak or prime. I think Selšnne is definitely in top 20, if not top 15.

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