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08-15-2013, 11:13 AM
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Horcoff has had 2 bad seasons relative to previous seasons because he's a declining player. Gordon had better numbers because he's a player entering his prime.
Point of fact: Gordon will be 30 when the season starts. Younger than Horcoff, sure, but he's right at the age where players start to decline.
It seems like we agree to disagree but i just want to know why you think Horcoff is better. In what facets of the game? If you put Gordon on a line with high end offensive players which Horcoff had the luxury of at times the last few seasons and give Gordon oodles of PP time with elite offensive talents, i'm pretty sure the offensive numbers would have been close if not in favor of Gordon.
That's a pretty big assumption, IMO. Gordon pipped Horcoff by 2 points last year in nearly 20 more games. His best full season point totals were around Horcoff's worst. Even if we agree Horcoff is declining, there's just not much evidence to suggest Gordon has much untapped potential offensively.
I think it's pretty obvious that Gordon is better defensively and on faceoffs so how is Horcoff better currently?
I don't know if it's exactly obvious. We've seen what happens when faceoff/defensive specialists depart the desert for the wilds of the north before and it wasn't pretty.
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