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02-13-2013, 10:08 PM
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Hammer Time
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Originally Posted by Godless Servant View Post
Firstly I'm not American and though I might have an opinion on the top 10 U.S.A. born players of all time, my opinion in the end doesn't matter because it's about what the American people feel is their best. Only an American would have the audacity to determine what factors another country should consider when weighing their all time home grown greats.

2nd No one is saying Lidstrom isn't great but to the Swedish hockey fans Forsberg is god. I don't care who won more Stanley Cups or personal trophies, it's about who the Swede's love more and though I can't speak for them, I have read numerous things pointing out how ridiculously adored Forsberg is.
Most beloved/adored is not the same as best.

To use an example I'm familiar with, I'm pretty sure if you did a poll of Canucks fans asking them who their favourite all-time player was, Linden would win by a country mile. Yet those same fans would probably agree that the Sedins and Bure were better hockey players than #16.

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