ATD 2013 Lineup Assassination Thread - Bob Cole Division
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03-27-2013, 03:40 PM
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On top of everything else including multiple people who have watched both of them play, newspaper clippings, Savard having almost twice as many all star games played, Turgeons complete lack of anything outside of point finishes which have already been discussed.
Oh, Savard definitely had the better peak, and he's the better player, but let's not pretend there's a huge offensive gap between him and Turgeon. Longevity as an offensive catalyst is something that helps Turgeon.
Is there really any discussion needed between Conacher and Iggy? As much of a fan I am of him and how much of a good guy, teammate etc.. Charlie Conacher (after skimming the roster page) is the best offensive 2nd liner in this thing by a large margin.
Definitely needs to be a discussion!
Conacher had his 5 great seasons where he led the league in goals. That's an amazing peak. It might be one of the best peaks among all wingers in the draft, but what else did he do? Pretty much nothing.
Iginla's 4 best seasons are 1st, 1st, 3rd, and 3rd in goals. Considering league size, competition, and line mates, I don't think it's a bit stretch to say that Iginla's best 4 seasons are close to Conacher's 4 best seasons. His 5th season isn't close to Conacher's. The fact that Iginla was able to remain an impact player for over twice as long as Conacher should hold some weight.
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