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02-10-2013, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Cin View Post
Oh wow. Didn't expect many to agree with me on that!

Definitely think Gonchar is a far inferior player to Zubov.

Niedermayer was damn good, but I think Zubov was above him for sure.

I genuinely believe he was on the Same level as Lidstrom, and quite honestly I think he moved the puck better than him. Lidstrom was definitely more rounded though.

Truly do miss Zubie... Absolute legend.

All of that being said I think Karlsson has the same type of vision Zubov had. He's obviously got a lot more weapons in his arsenal as well. If he would learn how to defend there's no question he could become the greatest in my mind. He's very fun to watch.
I would say yes Zubov was better at skating up ice with the puck. Lidstrom's strengths were his first pass and manning the point. He was good but not superior at actually taking the puck up the ice himself and breaking in like Zubov, Bourque, Coffey, Orr, Leetch, Housley.

Karlsson can be a great if he stays at a high level for as long as the others we're mentioning, but the greatest - thats a giant stretch. Even cracking the top 20 is a
mighty task.

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