Is Mario Lemieux a bit overrated?
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03-28-2013, 04:33 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Think about it this way. Take the very best attributes from the two best players in the game today (Crosby and Malkin) and you have an absolute beast with every tool you need to succeed in hockey. Crosby's hockey IQ, tenacity, vision, decision and playmaking, snapshot and backhand, skating ability, reflexes, hand-eye, strength and general athleticism, and adaptability. Combined with Malkin's stickhandling, wrist and slap shot, reach, and size.
There's nothing more you can ask more from a combination of Crosby and Malkin. And yet, Lemieux is hands down better than that hybrid in nearly every single aspect.
It's impossible to overrate someone like that.
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