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02-19-2013, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Rhiessan71 View Post
Yzerman's Pearson in '89 is worth a hell of a lot more than Sakic's Hart and Pearson in '01 IMO.

Honestly, if Stevie hadn't have run into the injuries that slowed him down permanently in 93/94, this poll wouldn't even be close.

At their absolute best, 100% healthy, Yzerman was clearly the better player.
Yeah, I am still not going to vote on this one because I think they are very very close, but I agree.

Yzerman was the better player at their absolute best, but he was slowed by injuries and changed his game.

Sakic was right up there as far as peak goes and also had better longevity as a top scorer largely because he was able to stay mostly healthy until he fed his hand to a snowblower.

If your definition of who was a better player is something along the lines of career value I would give a slight nod to Sakic.

If your definition of who was a better player is who was the best at their best I would give a slight nod to Yzerman.

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