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04-20-2013, 03:30 PM
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Kriss E
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Originally Posted by Estimated_Prophet View Post
Tavares is currently on par with Toews, Stamkos, Giroux etc. That definitely puts him in the conversation as a top 5 forward. He has made Matt Moulson look good and has even revived Brad Boyes' career. Give him some legitimate 1st line wingers and look out.
You're no longer talking about a top 5 however.

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Originally Posted by Maltese View Post
I think it's a pretty good assesment.

Take all the old stats from the 80's and 90's and just substract 20 to 30 points, and that would give the value of these past players compared to today's players.
No it's not. You can't compare eras.
If Damphousse was playing today in his prime, then his development would have been completely different as well. The rules and the game are very different, heck even the equipment is completely different.


You can speculate, but that's all it is.

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