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02-28-2013, 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
I've always seen it the other way. I would induct Alfredsson over Elias. Elias has the postseason on Alfredsson but that's it. Alfie was a much more consistent point producer despite playing a very defensively responsible game. That being said, I still see both sides for Alfie.
Food for thought... Ottawa was often a high-octane team, the Devils were usually not. Alfredsson led the team in scoring by more than a point just once, in 2010 (10 points). Elias' best margins on his team were 13, 9, 7 and 7 points. This is an indication that he was often better than his linemates, while Alfredsson was often only on par with his. I wouldn't say they carried him or anything silly like that. But they did help him score more. Elias' linemates didn't really do that; he was helping them score more, if anything.

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