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03-06-2013, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by TANK200 View Post
You guys are getting too hung up on this whole top 5 all-time thing (yea, I know that's the title of the thread). Let's pretend for a minute that I suggested Crosby is only the 6th or 7th best player of all time. The point that I am trying to highlight is that there is a clear bias against outstanding players of the current era. Many people happily rank Richard-Hull-Beliveau-Harvey as 5 through 8 on an all-time list, while they scoff at the very idea that a current player could even be considered in the top 20.
As TDMM said, many of us are very wary about projections for active players who are still early in their careers. I suspect if we did a Top 20 list right now, Jagr and Lidstrom would both place in it, giving two players who have played recently in the Top 20 (and another who played post-lockout, Hasek, would be there as well).

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