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03-15-2013, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Epsilon View Post
Tkachuk was a 2nd team all-star twice and a 3rd team all-star twice, at a position that was the weakest/shallowest in the NHL during the meat of his career. Among his contemporaries at left-wing:

Paul Kariya was a 1st team all-star 3 times and a 2nd team all-star twice.

John Leclair was a 1st team all-star twice, a 2nd team all-star 3 times, and a 3rd team all-star once.

Brendan Shanahan was a 1st team all-star 3 teams, a 2nd team all-star once, and a 3rd team all-star twice, in addition to being a monster in the playoffs.
Another LW from around this era who's arguably better than Tkachuk is Markus Näslund. Yeah, Tkachuk accumulated more goals and points through longevity but Näslund's three or four year peak beats out Tkachuk handidly. So it's probably a wash.

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