Elias vs Alfredsson
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05-02-2013, 09:30 AM
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Elias, i always felt he was arguably the most underrated player out there. He's been a core piece, IMO easily the MVP of forwards, for one of the leagues best clubs over the past 15 years+.
Elias has worse numbers but lost over half a season of his prime due to illness and played on a mosre defensive team with far less star support during the majority of his seasons
. It's close but i feel Elias deserves more recognition that he's ever gotten.
While I don't disagree, the Sens durring Jaques Martin's tenure were very defensively oriented as well. Also, as far as star power goes, Niedermayer and Rafalski were 2 of the top offensive Dmen of out there. From 97-2000, Jersey was a top 10 scoring team though they haven't done better than middle of the league since.
As far as deserving more credit, I definitely agree on that front. Tremendous player.
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