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03-20-2013, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
Datsyuk doesn't quite have a year like 1993-'94 for Fedorov. He was close though in 2009. Both players won the Selke. Fedorov was 2nd in points behind Gretzky. Datsyuk was 4th in points behind Malkin, Ovechkin and Crosby. Fedorov won the Hart while Datsyuk finished 3rd in Hart voting. Close, but Feds has the edge. Plus you throw in the playoff pedigree which Fedorov clearly dominates over.

So at his best I go with Fedorov. However, year in and year out it is harder to say. Fedorov had a nice year in 1994 and 1996 and then there is a remarkable drop for the rest of his career. Datsyuk doesn't have a dip like that and unlike Fedorov you wouldn't call him an underacheiver in the regular season
Pretty much sums my thoughts. Peak goes for Fedorov, slightly but clearly. Prime is harder to tell.

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